The University of Illinois hired 53-year old Brad on Saturday (March 18) as the 18th Fighting men's head basketball coach. Underwood spent last season with Oklahoma State. The Cowboys went 20-and-13 and qualified for the NCAA Tourney.
He was also the head coach at Stephen F. Austin University in Texas -- going 89-and-14 in 3 seasons. His coaching record overall stands at 109-and-27 (over 4-years).
Underwood agreed to a 6-year, $18-million deal.
He was officially introduced at a Monday (March 20) news conference in Champaign:
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