Apr 13, 2010 10:54 PM

Bzdelik leaves CU for Wake Forest

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A person familiar with Wake Forest's coaching search says the Demon Deacons have selected Colorado's Jeff Bzdelik as their new men's basketball coach.

Bzdelik has been in Winston-Salem since Monday, the person told The Associated Press Tuesday, speaking the condition of anonymity because the formal announcement had not been made.

The school scheduled it will hold a news conference at 10 a.m. Wednesday to introduce its new coach.

Bzdelik spent 2½ seasons coaching the NBA's Denver Nuggets and most recently went 36-58 in three seasons at Colorado.

His expected hiring comes a week after Wake Forest fired Dino Gaudio because of what athletic director Ron Wellman described as a pattern of late-season fades.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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