UNM to name Craig Neal new basketball coach (UPDATED)

Posted at: 04/02/2013 5:51 PM
Updated at: 04/02/2013 10:31 PM
By: J.P. Murrieta, KOB Eyewitness News 4; Steve Mieczkowski, KOB.com

Photo: Craig Neal
Photo: Craig Neal

Vice President for Athletics at the University of New Mexico Paul Krebs summed it in a single worded tweet: Noodles.

Noodles is Craig Neal's nickname, and Krebs' tweet confirmed what a source close to UNM's sports program told KOB Eyewitness News 4: Interim coach Neal will be named the school's new permanent coach.

Former coach Steve Alford sent KOB a text message Tuesday evening, saying he was happy for Neal.

Neal will be introduced Wednesday at a 3:00 p.m. press conference. The conference will be streamed live here at KOB.com.