REPORT: Penn State Men’s Basketball hires its new coach

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Purdue’s Jaden Ivey dribbles around Penn State’s Seth Lundy during an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, in State College, Pa. (Abby Drey/Centre Daily Times via AP)

Purdue’s Jaden Ivey dribbles around Penn State’s Seth Lundy during an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, in State College, Pa. (Abby Drey/Centre Daily Times via AP)

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa (WTAJ) — If you thought Penn State not making the NIT was the big news of the week, think again.

UPDATE 6:45 p.m. : Penn State makes it official. Micah Shrewsberry will be 14th coach in Penn State men’s basketball history.

In a release, Athletic Director Sandy Barbour said of Shrewsberry, “He has had success at all levels and knows what it takes to develop a program into a consistent national contender. He has learned from and worked under some of the most respected coaches in the country in Brad Stevens and Matt Painter. Micah will be an exceptional leader for the young men in our basketball program and I can’t wait for him to get to know our student-athletes. We know he will be a great addition to our Penn State family!”

The hire was first reported by Stadium’s Jeff Goodman:

Shrewsbery became the associate head coach at Purdue in 2019. Before that, he coached under Brad Stevens with the Boston Celtics for 6 seasons. He also spent time under Stevens at Butler as a part of their 2010 and 2011 NCAA Tournament Runner-Up teams.

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