Jerome Allen named Penn coach

Jerome Allen will become Penn's permanent basketball coach. (Steven M. Falk / Staff Photographer )

Interim Penn basketball coach Jerome Allen has been named the program's permanent coach, the university announced in a press release this afternoon.

Before the official announcement, sources told the Daily News  that Allen would be named.

A news conference will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Palestra to introduce Allen.

Allen took over Penn after Glen Miller was fired on Dec. 14 after an 0-7 start. The Quakers finished 6-22, 5-9 in the Ivy League.

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