MINNEAPOLIS — The new men’s basketball coach at Western Illinois is expected to be Minnesota assistant Rob Jeter, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
Western Illinois competes in the Summit League, the same conference that includes North Dakota State and North Dakota.
Jeter has assisted Minnesota coach Richard Pitino for the past two seasons. Jeter also has been an assistant coach at Nevada-Las Vegas, among other places.
But the 50-year-old Jeter might best be known for his 11 seasons as head coach at Milwaukee.
He was there from 2005 until 2016 and coached the school to two NCAA tournament berths, two Horizon League tournament titles and two regular-season conference championships.
Jeter’s Milwaukee record was 184-170.
If hired, Jeter would replace Billy Wright, whose coaching contract was not renewed earlier this month after he went 53-115 in six seasons.