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UPDATE: WIU officials release statement regarding Jim Molinari

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Reports on Saturday have indicated that WIU men's basketball coach is in line to accept a job as an assistant at the University of Nebraska. Reports on Saturday have indicated that WIU men's basketball coach is in line to accept a job as an assistant at the University of Nebraska.
(WGEM) -- In a developing story on Saturday, a report has surfaced indicating that Western Illinois men's basketball coach Jim Molinari has coached his last season in Macomb.

Robin Washut of the web site Husker Online, which covers Nebraska athletics, is reporting that a source close to the situation says that Molinari is in line to become an assistant under current Nebraska head coach Tim Miles.

WGEM Sports has reached out to officials within the Western Illinois Athletic Department, but has not received confirmation of the report.

Molinari has been at Western 2008-2009 season, when he signed an eight year, 1.1 million dollar contract.

He led the Leathernecks to the first ever Division I post season appearance in program history in the 2011-2012 season, and again in the 2012-2013 season, which included the most wins in program history, and a share of the regular season Summit League title.
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UPDATE

(WGEM) -- Western Illinois University officials addressed rumors of men's basketball coach Jim Molinari leaving his job in Macomb for the first time since the story broke on Saturday.

A joint statement was issued on Sunday night from Western Illinois University President Jack Thomas and Director of Athletics Tommy Bell.

It read as follows:

"The athletics department and university administration are aware of multiple speculative reports and rumors the last 36 hours regarding the potential departure of head men's basketball coach Jim Molinari. The university will comment on such reports, if merited. Coach Molinari remains the head coach of the Fighting Leatherneck men's basketball program."

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