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Ohio’s John Groce has been introduced as Illinois’ next men’s basketball coach. The 40-year old Groce has been the head coach of the Ohio Bobcats for the last four years. Ohio earned a Sweet 16 berth in this season’s NCAA Tournament, where the Bobcats fell to top seeded North Carolina in overtime.
Groce talks about recruiting
Groce talks about the importance of recruiting out of Chicago
Groce says he met the players this morning
Groce says he believes in the program
Groce says he will study his team and determine a style of play
Groce replaces Bruce Weber, who was fired on March 9, after nine seasons with the Fighting Illini. Weber went 210-101 at Illinois.