The University of Georgia has hired Nevada coach Mark Fox to coach the men’s basketball team according to a source within the Georgia’s basketball department.
Fox led the Wolf Pack to four straight Western Athletic Conference titles in his first four years as a coach, and finished 21-13 this year in his fifth season at the helm.
An official announcement of the hiring will take place at 11 a.m. today.
Fox began his coaching career as a graduate assistant coach and then as a full-time assistant at the University of Washington in 1991 where he was on the same staff as former Nevada head coach Trent Johnson.
He was also a coach on the Nevada team that reached the Sweet 16 in 2004.
Fox developed a reputation as a strong recruiter during his 12 years as an assistant coach. He coached numerous players who earned conference honors from the Big Eight, Big 12, Pac-10 and WAC.
Fox replaces Dennis Felton, who was fired on Jan. 29 after the Bulldogs started the season 9-11 and 0-5 in the SEC.