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CBB analyst Doug Gottlieb hired as Green Bay head coach

Long-time television analyst and radio host Doug Gottlieb has been hired as the new head coach at Green Bay. Gottlieb, who was born in Wisconsin, is the son of late college basketball coach Bob Gottlieb and played at Oklahoma State for Hall of Fame coach Eddie Sutton.

“It is an honor beyond measure to be named the 10th Men’s Basketball coach in UWGB history,” Gottlieb said. “I would like to thank Chancellor Mike Alexander and Josh Moon for this incredible opportunity. Every kid has a dream growing up, some want to be firefighter, others want to be president, I have always wanted to be a head basketball coach at the Division I level.”

Gottlieb continued, “as a kid who was born at Columbia Hospital and a dad who was, at that time a head coach in the UW system, it is even more amazing to get this opportunity to come back to Wisconsin and live out my dreams. Green Bay Basketball will be a family, and you are all welcome to join the family. Together, we are going to play great basketball, bring positive attention to the Fox Valley and UWGB community and have a heck of a lot of fun doing it. I can’t wait to meet you all and welcome you to the new Phoenix Family. If you need me, I’ll be in the gym. Let’s be great.”

Gottlieb played professional basketball for a few years but is best known for his media career, which he started as a radio host in Oklahoma City in 2002. Over the years, he has worked for ESPN, Westwood Radio, CBS Sports, Turner Sports and Fox Sports. He currently hosts the Doug Gottlieb Show on Fox Sports Radio, and All Ball, a podcast covering the biggest stories across college basketball and the NBA.

“We are thrilled to welcome Doug as the next leader of Phoenix Basketball,” said AD Josh Moon. “He has been working towards this moment his entire life – coaching is in his blood and he will help us continue to RISE!”

The Phoenix went 18-14 last year under first-year head coach Sundance Wicks, who left last week to return to Wyoming as their new head man. It was a significant win improvement for the Horizon League program, who had won just 16 total games over the previous three seasons.


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