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LIVE: Illini introduce new basketball coach Brad Underwood

Keep it here all day for the latest on the introduction of new Illini basketball coach Brad Underwood

8:08 p.m.

Some buzz on the premium board.

7:36 p.m.

Brad Underwood's agent provided some great insight on how negotiations with Josh Whitman went down. Read it here.

6:15 p.m.

Former Stephen F. Austin star Thomas Walkup joined the Tay and J Show this afternoon to discuss Brad Underwood as a coach and his style of play. Check it out below. Very insightful interview.

5:30 p.m.

Brad Underwood and Josh Whitman joined the Tay and J Show in studio this afternoon. Listen to their discussion with Lon Tay and Jeremy Werner below

5:20 p.m.

Illini Inquirer intern Isaac Trotter with a notebook that details how Whitman landed Underwood, salary details, the first addition to the roster and filling the staff.

2:30 p.m.

WATCH Piper and I's reaction to Underwood's presser and what's next.

2:00 p.m.

Here are our side session interview with AD Josh Whitman and Brad Underwood. Good stuff from both.

1:30 p.m.

Underwood and Whitman wrapped up their introductory press conference. Watch it below. Whitman and Underwood side session video on the way.

11:30 a.m.

Jeremy Werner here at the State Farm Center. It's 30 minutes before new Illinois basketball coach Brad Underwood is officially introduced. Illini Inquirer is three-deep here with Derek Piper, Isaac Trotter and me.

We have an impressive backdrop with the videoboard and State Farm Center seats behind us. Boy, this place looks so much better without all the gray. Fans can enter through the East entrance and sit in the 200 level behind the Traditions Club.

We will have extensive coverage throughout the day, including live video of Underwood's press conference on our Facebook page. Check it out here.

I will be writing a column on the new identity Underwood brings. Piper will cover the recruiting angle. Trotter will have a notebook.

Also, Underwood and AD Josh Whitman will join me live in studio on the Tay and J Show at 4:30 p.m. CT. You can watch and listen here.

Here are the details of Underwood's contract, provided by the university. The assistant pool is large.

Check out the rest of our Underwood coverage below.

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