ESPN reports:

Brown announced Northwestern assistant Craig Robinson as its next men’s basketball coach at a news conference Thursday morning. Multiple sources told ESPN.com that Robinson was informed he was chosen among five finalists Monday evening. Williams College coach Dave Paulsen was considered another finalist to replace Glen Miller. Miller left Brown for Ivy rival Penn when Fran Dunphy took the Temple job, replacing Hall of Fame coach John Chaney.

Paulsen ’87 was also a candidate for the Dartmouth job two years ago. Although Paulsen will probably never have a chance at Williams to coach players as talented as those on the national championship team of two years ago, I hope that he will stay at Williams for decades to come. On average, alumni make better coaches (and professors) than non-alumni because they understand the College and its students and its culture deep in their bones. They are also more likely to embrace Williamstown as a permanent home for themselves and their families.

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