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Killings to be introduced Thursday as new UAlbany men’s basketball coach

Dwayne Killings will take over the UAlbany men's basketball program. (Photo courtesy Marquette Athletics)
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Dwayne Killings will take over the UAlbany men's basketball program. (Photo courtesy Marquette Athletics)

ALBANY — Dwayne Killings will be introduced Thursday as the next UAlbany men’s basketball head coach, a source with knowledge of the situation confirmed Wednesday evening.

Killings was widely reported Monday to be in agreement to become the next coach of the Great Danes. The 39-year-old Killings was the associate head coach this season for Marquette, and has also coached in the college ranks at Boston University, Temple and UConn. In all, Killings spent three seasons at Marquette.

Killings will replace Will Brown, who guided the Great Danes from December 2001 until he was dismissed on March 1 of this year. UAlbany won five America East Conference championships during Brown’s tenure.

Killings will inherit a program coming off its third-consecutive losing season, and one with a roster that needs major remodeling. UAlbany finished 7-9 during the 2020-21 campaign, and six of its scholarship players are currently in the NCAA transfer portal — including four starters.

A 2003 graduate of Hampton, Killings worked for the then-Charlotte Bobcats for three seasons following his college playing career. He then worked three years as Temple’s assistant director of men’s basketball operations before spending a year working for the NBA’s then-D-League prior to heading back into the college coaching ranks at Boston University.

At Marquette, Killings worked on the coaching staff of Steve Wojciechowski, who played and coached at Duke for Mike Krzyzewski prior to heading to Marquette.

Killings is a native of Amherst, Massachusetts.

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