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Marquette Introduces "Wojo" as New Basketball Coach

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MILWAUKEE, WI (WHBL) - He pronounces his name "Wo-ju-how'-skee," but his new Marquette basketball players are already calling him "Coach Wojo."  Steve Wojciechowski was introduced Tuesday as the replacement for Golden Eagles' coach Buzz Williams, who left 12 days ago for Virginia Tech.  Contract terms were not disclosed.  The 37-year-old Wojo spent 15 years as an assistant at Duke.  He said he had other chances to start his own program, but he was not going to leave until he found the perfect job for him, and he believes Marquette is it.  Eagles' center Luke Fischer calls Wojciechowski the "perfect fit" as he comes from "one of the greatest programs in college basketball, and one of the greatest coaches who has ever coached."  Marquette's incoming president, Mike Lowell, confirmed that he spoke with V-C-U coach and Madison area native Shaka Smart about the Eagles' vacancy.  Lowell said he Smart will stay at Virginia Commonwealth for now and, "I think he's got something very selective in his mind."  Lowell also confirmed that former U-C-L-A coach Ben Howland wanted the job.  A search committee also brought in Tennessee coach Cuonzo Martin, but those talks broke down.  A scouting party flew to Durham North Carolina last Saturday to check out Wojciechowski, and he was interviewed Sunday.  

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