Pittsburgh hiring Duke associate head coach Jeff Capel

Report: Pitt To Hire Duke Assistant Basketball Coach Jeff Capel

BREAKING: Pitt Hires Duke Assistant Jeff Capel As Head Basketball Coach

The Panthers have hired Jeff Capel, the associate head coach at Duke, to be the next leader of its program, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Around 12 p.m. Maria Taylor, ESPN college basketball reporter, tweeted: "It's a done deal".

Capel, 43, has served as an assistant to Blue Devils coach Mike Krzyzewski since 2011. This is Capel's third head coaching stint of his career. He led the Sooners to the second round of the NCAAs in his second year and all the way to the Elite Eight in 2009 behind star forward Blake Griffin. Pittsburgh went 8-24 this past season and 0-18 in ACC play. "He has a tremendous basketball pedigree and a strong track record of recruiting, developing and mentoring high-quality student-athletes", said Pittsburgh athletic director Heather Lyke in a statement. At VCU, he led the Rams back to the NCAA Tournament in 2004 for the first time in almost a decade.

Cynthia Nixon to Run for Governor of NY
You have to send a loud, clear message that you will not be bullied. It reminds me of the behavior we see from Donald Trump everyday". You have to stand up to him. "It's all scripted.

"Pitt has a great tradition of success and I look forward to putting together a staff and team that will enable us to build on that tradition", Capel said in a Pitt press release announcing his hiring Tuesday afternoon.

At Duke, Capel is credited with helping the Blue Devils to their biggest recruiting successes in recent years, including Marvin Bagley, Wendell Carter, Harry Giles and Brandon Ingram. Prior to that, he led VCU from 2003-2006, leading the Rams to 79 victories and a.694 winning percentage in conference play.

Apple announces a new $329 iPad with Apple Pencil support
The announcement drew loud cheers from the crowd of journalists and teachers packed into Lane Tech's auditorium. Microsoft past year introduced an education-focused laptop from partner Lenovo Group Ltd running Window 10 S.

Pitt is still several years away from thinking about titles, but the Panthers appear to have the right coach to get them back to competing in the ACC.

Capel went 175-110 in nine years at Virginia Commonwealth and Oklahoma before returning to his alma mater to become Krzyzewski's right-hand man. "The values I have learned from Coach K, his family and his teams will continue to have a significant impact on my career as I look to build on a great tradition here at Pitt".

Man holds hostages in French supermarket, claims allegiance to Islamic State
On Friday night, authorities searched a auto and the apartment complex in central Carcassonne where Lakdim was believed to live. France has faced a string of terrorist attacks in recent years, including the Paris attacks and other smaller-scale assaults.

Latest News