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Arizona basketball: Joe Pasternack to interview for UNC-Wilmington head coaching position, per report

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Sean Miller may have an opening on his coaching staff soon

NCAA Basketball: Texas Southern at Arizona Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports

Sean Miller may soon be looking for a new associate head coach.

Arizona Wildcats associate head coach Joe Pasternack is interviewing for the head coaching position at UNC-Wilmington, according to Wilmington news outlet WECT.

UNC-Wilmington has reached the NCAA Tournament the past two seasons and has to replace Kevin Keatts, who left to be the head coach at NC State.

Pasternack, 39, arrived at Arizona in 2011 and was promoted to associate head coach in 2013.

The Indiana alum is heavily involved in recruiting, being the top recruiter for Arizona commits/signees Ira Lee, Emmanuel Akot, and Alex Barcello, according to 247Sports.

Pasternack does have prior head coaching experience, as he was the head coach of the New Orleans Privateers from 2007-10 when he compiled a 38-54 record in three seasons.

Prior to that, Pasternack spent eight seasons as an assistant coach with the California Golden Bears.

Pasternack was reportedly interested in the Cal head coaching job this March before the Golden Bears ultimately decided to promote assistant coach Wyking Jones to the position.

In 2016, Pasternack interviewed at New Mexico State and was a candidate for the UNLV job.

UNC-Wilmington interim head coach Takayo Siddle resigned Monday, removing his name from consideration for the full-time position.

The Seahawks are 54-14 in the last two seasons, repeating as Colonial Athletic Association champions.


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