Report: Santa Clara hires ex-ASU coach Sendek

Posted at 6:05 PM, Mar 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-28 21:05:24-04

Nearly one year ago to the day, Herb Sendek was fired as Arizona State Sun Devils men's basketball coach, ending his nine-year run at the ASU helm.

As of Monday, the 53-year-old Sendek reportedly has a new gig, as head coach of the Santa Clara basketball program.

ESPN reports Sendek has agreed to a six-year deal to coach the Broncos, who fired coach Kerry Keating following a 11-20 record last season.

Sendek has a 406-290 record in 22 seasons as an NCAA head coach, including a 155-133 mark at Arizona State. He led the Sun Devils to two NCAA Tournament appearances and brought future NBA star James Harden to Tempe in 2007.

Santa Clara hasn't advanced to the NCAA Tournament since future Suns star Steve Nash led the Broncos to the tourney in 1996. The Broncos' most famous Tournament win came in 1993 when they upset Arizona in the first round to become the second-ever No. 15 seed to defeat a No. 2 seed.