Jeff Capel, Duke associate head coach, is heading to Pitt, sources say

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Duke assistant Jeff Capel on Tuesday agreed to a deal to make him the next men's basketball coach for the Panthers, according to multiple reports.

Capel eventually found his way back to Duke, where he spent the last seven years as a coach and recruiter.

This is big news for the Wildcats in not only landing Montgomery but also getting a jump start on future recruits.

It looks as though Pitt finally has their head coach.

Capel played at Duke and was a four-year starter before playing professional basketball for two years with the CBA and in France.

- Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) March 27, 2018Jeff Capel has long wanted an ACC job. He later landed the Oklahoma head coaching job, leading the Sooners to two NCAA Tournament appearances in five years. Prior to coming to Durham, Capel was head coach at Oklahoma from 2006-11. Capel rejoined the Duke staff in 2011 and since then, Duke's recruitment reached another level.

Pitt is a program in need of a major rebuild.

Capel will replace former Pitt coach Kevin Stallings, who was sacked earlier this month after going winless in ACC competition this year.

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