Washington is expected to hire Syracuse assistant coach Mike Hopkins as its next head coach, according to ESPN and CBS Sports.

Hopkins will sign a 6-year deal with Washington, according to ESPN's Jeff Goodman.

Hopkins, 47, has worked under Jim Boeheim at Syracuse since 1996, and he also played college ball for the Orange. He was expected to be the replacement for Boeheim when the veteran head coach retires, having been named the coach-in-waiting in 2015.

"He wants to build a legacy, felt like the opportunity was special at Washington, and also wanted to make sure he did right by his mentor and father figure, Jim Boeheim," a source close to situation told Goodman.