Wake Forest turns to ETSU’s Forbes as men’s basketball coach

Wake Forest turns to ETSU’s Forbes as men’s basketball coach
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Wake Forest has hired East Tennessee State’s Steve Forbes as its men’s basketball coach.

The announcement Thursday follows a search that concluded less than a week after the school fired Danny Manning.

Forbes went 130-43 in five seasons at ETSU with two Southern Conference Tournament championships.

That included a 30-win season last year, along with the league tournament title before the NCAA Tournament was canceled amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Forbes inherits a Wake Forest program with two winning seasons and one NCAA bid in the past decade.

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