Report: UDM to name Bacari Alexander as coach

Posted at 11:36 AM, Apr 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-21 12:05:25-04

The University of Detroit Mercy is expected to name University of Michigan assistant Bacari Alexander as its new head basketball coach, according to the Detroit Free Press.

UDM is expected to make the announcement on Friday.

Alexander, 39, has spent the previous six seasons as an assistant coach at U-M under John Beilein.

UDM fired former head coach Ray McCallum earlier this month after spending eight seasons with the Titans.

A Detroit native, Alexander also played basketball at Detroit Mercy and coached there for six seasons from 2001 - 2007. He helped the Titans make back-to-back NCAA Tournaments in 1998 and 1999, and won two Midwestern Collegiate Conference championships.

According to the Free Press, Alexander is expected to have a seven-year contract paying between $450,000 and $475,000 per year.

Alexander is the second U-M assistant to leave the team this season. Earlier this month, Milwaukee announced they would be hiring LaVall Jordan, who also spent six seasons with the Wolverines.