VCU expected to hire former assistant Mike Rhoades

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Mike Rhoades is expected to be named the next head coach at VCU, sources told NBC Sports.

Rhoades was the head coach at Rice the past three seasons, taking over a program that won just seven games before he arrived to a program that went 23-12 and 11-7 in Conference USA this past season. Prior to getting the head job at Rice, Rhoades was an assistant at VCU for five years under Shaka Smart. He previously spent a decade as the head coach at Randolph-Macon, a very good Division III program in southern Virginia.

Rhoades will replace Will Wade, who left VCU for LSU on Monday evening.

The news was first reported by CBS Sports.