Bloomington, Ind. - Former Bowling Green head coach and IU assistant Dan Dakich is a candidate for the vacant Director of Basketball Operations position, the Bloomington Herald Times reported Wednesday.
Dakich, who played and coached at IU under Bob Knight, spent 10 years as the head coach at Bowling Green from 1998-07. He compiled a 156-140 record at the MAC school but decided to step down after going 13-18 (3-13 in the MAC) this past season.
Dakich's head coaching career got off to a quick start. After going 10-16 in his debut season in 1997-98, the Falcons went a combined 79-41 over the next four seasons and won the 2000 MAC regular season championship. His teams twice earned invites to the Postseason NIT, appearing in the event in both 2000 and 2002.
But his last five seasons weren't nearly as successful. The Falcons had just one winning season (18-11 in 2005), and went a combined 22-39 during the past two years.
Before taking over at Bowling Green, Dakich spent 11 years as an assistant coach under Bob Knight. During his time in Bloomington, the Hoosiers went 262-93 and earned NCAA invitations each season.
The position came open when Jerry Green retired early this spring.
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