Basketball broadcaster Doug Gottlieb is moving into the coaching ranks as he takes over Green Bay’s program

GREEN BAY, Wis. – Longtime basketball radio analyst Doug Gottlieb will make his college head coaching debut in Green Bay next season.

Green Bay announced Tuesday that Gottlieb will take over for Sundance Wicks, who left the Phoenix after one year to take over the Wyoming program. Green Bay went 18-14 in Wicks’ lone season after posting a 3-29 record the year before his arrival.

Gottlieb will hold his introductory news conference Wednesday morning.

“Every child has a dream growing up,” Gottlieb said in a statement released by the university. “Some want to become firefighters. Others want to become president. I always wanted to be a head basketball coach at the Division I level.”

Gottlieb has little coaching experience beyond helping the U.S. team win gold at the 2017 and 2022 Maccabiah Games, an international multi-sport event for Jewish athletes. He also served as an assistant coach on Bruce Pearl’s staff at the 2009 Maccabiah Games.

But as a player and presenter, he has been associated with the game for decades.

Gottlieb played at Notre Dame from 1995 to 1996 and at Oklahoma State from 1997 to 2000. He led all Division I players in assists in 1998-99 and ranked second in 1999-2000.

He has spent most of the past two decades as a broadcaster with assignments at ESPN, CBS Sports and Fox Sports. He currently hosts “The Doug Gottlieb Show” on Fox Sports Radio.

“He has been working towards this moment all his life – coaching is in his blood and he will help us continue to rise!” Green Bay athletic director Josh Moon said in a statement.

Gottlieb also has ties to the state of Wisconsin. He was born in Milwaukee and is the son of Bob Gottlieb, who coached Milwaukee from 1975-80. Gottlieb said these connections make it “even more amazing to have this opportunity to come back to Wisconsin and make my dreams come true.”


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