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Jeff Capel Has Reportedly Agreed To Become Pitt Basketball's Next Head Coach

A Pitt cheerleader on the basketball court.

PITTSBURGH, PA - FEBRUARY 14: Cheerleaders perform on the court prior to the game between the Pittsburgh Panthers and the North Carolina Tarheels during the game at Petersen Events Center on February 14, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

According to numerous reports, Duke assistant Jeff Capel is leaving the Blue Devils to take a new job.

According to Evan Daniels of 247Sports, Duke assistant coach Jeff Capel is leaving the program to take the vacant head coaching job at Pitt. Daniels reports that Capel will get a seven-year deal. The announcement is expected on Wednesday.

ESPN's Jeff Goodman also confirmed the news. It's the first head coaching job for Capel since 2011.

Capel was an assistant at both Old Dominion and VCU before getting his first head coaching gig - also at VCU - back in 2002. He later landed the Oklahoma head coaching job, leading the Sooners to two NCAA Tournament appearances in five years.

In 2011, Capel was let go by Oklahoma. He landed at Duke as an assistant for coach Mike Krzyzewski.

Capel will take over for Kevin Stallings, who coached Pitt the past two seasons. In 2017-2018, the Panthers finished with an 0-18 record in the ACC - and a loss in the first round of the conference's tournament.

Needless to say, Capel has a rebuilding project on his hands.