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Northern Colorado head coach Jeff Linder during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Arizona, Monday, Nov. 21, 2016, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

LARAMIE – Consider Jeff Linder initiated.

Linder was named the University of Wyoming’s men’s basketball coach Tuesday morning after spending the last four years leading Northern Colorado in nearby Greeley, Colorado. Linder won 69 games over his final three seasons with the Bears, including 26 victories in 2017-18. He won Big Sky Coach of the Year a season ago.

Michael Katz covers the University of Wyoming for WyoSports. He can be reached at mkatz@wyosports.net or 307-755-3325. Follow him on Twitter at @michaellkatz.

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