Tim Jankovich will serve as an assistant under Larry Brown at SMU next season, but he will soon take over as head coach, according to ESPN.com.
“Tim was highly recommended by Kansas coach Bill Self, and I am very excited to have him at SMU,” Brown said in a statement. “The number and quality of coaches interested in coming to SMU has been tremendous; and to get someone with his experience and success as a head coach is invaluable.”
Jankovich taking the job was not contingent on he being coach-in-waiting, according to Brown. There is also no timetable for when Jankovich will take over.
“Tim is the right guy and there’s nothing in the contract that says there is a time limit,” Brown said. “He didn’t wait. The school didn’t want it. I’m 71 but I don’t feel like there is a time limit.”