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Basketball Head Coach of the Xavier Musketeers

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Pete Gillen Biography

Pete Gillen was born in Brooklyn, New York on June 20, 1947 and is a former American basketball head coach of the NCAA Division I Xavier Musketeers, Providence Friars and Virginia Cavaliers and is a member of the New York City Basketball Hall of Fame. Coach Gillen is currently a College Basketball Analyst with the CBS College Sports Network.

Following a tough 199798 year, where he lost four starters (three to graduation, and one, God Shammgod, to the NBA draft), Gillen moved on, replacing Jeff Jones at Virginia, who resigned on March 15, 1998 after eight years as the Cavaliers head coach. Gillen's seven Virginia teams compiled an overall record of 11893 and competed in five postseason tournaments. The Cavaliers participated in the 2001 NCAA Tournament and in the National Invitation Tournament four times. He resigned after the 200405 season.

In September 2008, Gillen was inducted into the New York City Basketball Hall of Fame along with NBA stars Kenny Anderson, Sam Perkins and Rod Strickland, and pioneers Lou Bender and Eddie Younger

Coach Gillen is currently a College Basketball Analyst with the CBS College Sports Network. He is famous for his thick Brooklyn accent, and his comment after Providence College's defeat of Duke in the 1997 NCAA second round in Charlotte: Certainly Duke is Duke, they're on TV more than Leave it to Beaver reruns. The quote is often parodied and exaggerated by sports radio host Jim Rome.



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