UIC to hire Indiana assistant Steve McClain as head coach

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An Indiana basketball coach will leave Bloomington for a new head coaching job.

Steve McClain, the IU associate head coach, will be announced as UIC’s next head coach, sources confirm to NBCSports.com Jeff Goodman of ESPN was the first to report the news on Saturday morning.

McClain will replace Moore, who was 49-111 in five seasons with the Flames. The university and Moore parted ways on March 15. Former Oregon State head coach Craig Robinson was also interviewed for the UIC opening.

McClain, who has been on Tom Crean’s coaching staff for five years, has previous head coaching experience at Wyoming, where he compiled a 157-115 record in nine seasons.