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Illini Head Coach Target Monty Williams Will Pass On The Job

Former New Orleans Pelicans head coach Monty Williams was high on the Illini wish list to replace John Groce. However, he will pass on the job according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

Illinois was willing to write a big check to Williams had he been interested in the job.

Williams is held in high regard in the NBA, and is likely to make a return as an NBA head coach as early as 2017-18.

Williams currently works in the front office with the San Antonio Spurs.





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Illinois Parts Ways With Head Coach John Groce

Illinois has fired head coach John Groce effective immediately Director of Athletics Josh Whitman announced on Saturday.

Groce compiled a record of 95-75 during his five year run as head coach. Groce compiled a record of 37-53 in Big 10 games.

Assistant coach Jamall Walker has been named interim head coach.

John Groce will receive a buyout of the remainder of his contract for roughly $1.7 million.



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Class 4A and 3A Super-Sectional Match-Ups

4A Super-Sectional Match-Ups

Chicago State
Chicago Whitney Young vs. Evanston

Sears Centre (Hoffman Estates)
Fremd vs. Jacobs NIU
Bolingbrook vs. Naperville North

Illinois State
Edwardsville vs. Chicago Simeon

3A Super-Sectional Match-Ups

Sears Centre (Hoffman Estates)
St. Viator vs. Fenwick

NIU
Marengo vs. Bloomington

Joliet Central
Chicago Morgan Park vs. Hillcrest

Springfield
Centralia vs. Springfield Lanphier

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