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Links, Tweets, & Notes on Rutgers Hiring Steve Pikiell

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Now that the weekend is over and we are close to officially having a new men's basketball coach, let's get caught up on the details of everything that is going on.  The formal approval for the hiring of Steve Pikiell and the press conference to make it official will take place tomorrow.

We wrote about the hiring of Pikiell here, discussed why Pikiell is the full package as a coach, and wrote about what more needs to be done here. As word trickled out about Pikiell becoming the next coach at Rutgers over the weekend, much was written and tweeted about online.  Here are notable links and tweets on the new head coach of Rutgers basketball.

Update: Tomorrow's press conference is open to the public.

Links

Jerry Carino details the expected contract for Pikiell, stating 5 years at 1.6 million annually.

Carino discusses how well coach Pikiell's teams have ranked on the defensive end the past few seasons.

He goes on to list the top five priorities for the new coach, including keeping Corey Sanders.

Carino highlights a local endorsement for Pikiell in this article.

Adam Zagoria discusses top priorities for Pikiell with his mentor and former UCONN coach Jim Calhoun.

Steve Politi also spoke with Calhoun, who is confident Pikiell can turn Rutgers basketball around.

Keith Sargeant breaks down ten things to know about Pikiell.

Tara Sullivan discusses Pikiell's tenacity here and

Here is Tom Dienhart's take from the Big Ten Network.

New Jersey High School coaches give advice as to what is needed on the recruiting trail for Rutgers to be successful.

If you are looking for a good profile on Pikiell from those that knew him when, click here.

Ryan Dunleavy takes a look at the agent for both Pikiell and Rutgers football coach Chris Ash.

Tweets

Coach Pikiell is making introductions today

Stony Brook senior star Jameel Warney reacts to word on his coach leaving for Rutgers

Jerry Carino give his stamp of approval

Rutgers Radio Play By Play Man Chris Carlin gives some insight

Bergen Record Writer Tara Sullivan gives feedback on Pikiell

Facts are facts

Zags gives a thumbs up to the news

ESPN analyst and former coach Fran Fraschilla endorses Pikiell

Iowa basketball beat writer in a tweet from 3 years ago, on who Rutgers should have hired back then

PR man and Rutgers alumnus Jon Newman already giving marketing tips

Our own Dave White is happy again

Tara Sullivan giving a shout out to AD Pat Hobbs

We will have full coverage tomorrow regarding the press conference to announce the hiring of new Rutgers men's basketball coach Steve Pikiell.