Announcement could come Monday

Texas associate head coach Frank Haith is expected to be named the next head basketball coach at Miami as early as Monday, a source close to the process told ESPN.com Saturday afternoon.

The source said Haith, 38, was offered a five-year deal Saturday. He has accepted the deal, but still needs to have a lawyer examine the contract on Sunday.

A news conference could be held as early as Monday afternoon.

Haith was on Miami's campus Friday and Saturday and returned to Austin Saturday night. He's expected back in Miami by Monday.

Haith served the past three seasons under Rick Barnes at Texas. He was previously an assistant to Dave Odom at Wake Forest for five seasons. Haith's ties to the ACC helped his candidacy as the Hurricanes prepare to join the league for the 2004-05 season.

Haith will replace Perry Clark, who was fired last month after four seasons with the Hurricanes. Miami failed to earn a berth in the Big East tournament this past season. This was the second consecutive season the Hurricanes missed the postseason. The Hurricanes failed to capitalize on a new on-campus arena the past two seasons.

Haith helped Barnes recruit some of the top players at Texas the past three seasons. He was Barnes' trusted aide during the Longhorns run to the Final Four in 2003. Texas lost to Xavier in the Sweet 16 in the Atlanta Region last month.

Miami athletic director Paul Dee interviewed Haith in Dallas last week along with Kansas assistant Norm Roberts. Dee also interviewed Manhattan coach Bobby Gonzalez in New York two weeks ago.

Haith is considered one of the rising stars in the business. The 'Canes were looking for a younger, aggressive assistant to lead them into the ACC.

Miami fired Clark, whose Hurricanes had gone 14-16 this season, four years into a seven-year contract. The school will pay the nearly $2.5 million left on his contract.

Clark amassed a 65-54 record in four years at Miami, but went 25-33 in the last two seasons. The Hurricanes lost 10 games in a row this season, the school's longest losing streak in a decade, and failed to qualify for the Big East tournament, a first in the program's 11 years in the conference.

Andy Katz is a senior writer at ESPN.com.