Jones leaves UND for Illinois State

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After 13 seasons, UND men’s basketball coach Brian Jones has resigned to become associate head coach at Illinois State of the Missouri Valley Conference.

Jones is a native of Rock Island, Illinois. He says his decision is "family" based, as he wants to be closer to family.

Jones had 190 wins and 217 losses at UND, with a record of 87 wins and 98 losses in conference play.

His best season was in 2016-17, when UND won the Big Sky Conference regular season and tournament titles, then lost to Arizona in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

UND said that assistant coach Steve Grabowski will take over as head coach on an interim basis until a replacement is named. A national search has begun.

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