Brian has faced adversity and dealt with injuries and feels it is in his best interest to get a fresh start next seasonIllinois center Brian Carlwell to transfer Feb 21, 2008
It has been mutually agreed upon between myself and Jamar Smith and his family, that he sit out the remainder of this season so that he can focus all of his attention on the physical, emotional, academic and other related issues he will face in the coming weeksIll. guard Jamar Smith out for the year Feb 16, 2007
We just hope and pray Brian is going to be OKTwo Illinois players injured in crash Feb 13, 2007
We certainly understand Dee and his family's desire to more closely explore his NBA options and gain a better understanding of where his position would be in the draftIlini star Dee Brown to enter NBA draft May 06, 2005
I'm honored and humbled to be named coach at this institutionIn Sports from United Press International May 01, 2003
Bruce Brett Weber (born October 19, 1956 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is the head coach of the University of Illinois men's basketball team. Weber has led the program to two outright Big Ten Conference championships and four trips to the NCAA Tournament, including an appearance in the championship game of the 2005 NCAA Tournament.
Weber began his coaching career with a brief stint as an assistant coach at Western Kentucky University during the 1979-80 season under head coach Gene Keady. In 1980, Weber moved to Purdue University along with Keady. He would remain an assistant coach at Purdue for eighteen seasons before becoming the head coach at Southern Illinois University in 1998. In his five seasons at Southern Illinois, Weber led the Salukis to consecutive Missouri Valley Conference championships and NCAA tournament appearances, including an NCAA Sweet Sixteen finish in 2002.
In 2003, Roy Williams, after much speculation, left the University of Kansas to take his "dream job" at the University of North Carolina. Subsequently, Bill Self, the head coach at the University of Illinois at the time, departed the Illini to coach the Jayhawks. After a nation-wide search, Illinois Athletic Director Ron Guenther selected the regionally-known Weber to replace Self on April 30, 2003.