Chris Collins and Jim Phillips

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Northwestern’s new head basketball coach and Dr. Phillips discuss the interview process, the initial challenges posed by the job and the excitement expressed around the country as to what this hire means for Wildcat basketball.

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Jim Phillips, left, vice president for Athletics and Recreation, introduces Chris Collins as the new Northwestern University basketball coach at a press conference at Northwestern in Evanston on Tuesday, April 2, 2013. (Chris Walker / Chicago Tribune)