New Mexico is close to finalizing a deal with New Mexico State coach Paul Weir, multiple sources tell FanRag Sports. Weir is coming off a 28-6 season in his first and possibly only year as the man in charge in Las Cruces. He led the Aggies to a second-place finish in the Western Athletic Conference standings, just one game back of Cal State Bakersfield. The 28-win mark serves as the best record the program has ever achieved. The Aggies went on to win the 2017 WAC Tournament Championship, topping CSU Bakersfield for the second time on the year, 70-60. The conference tournament title only furthered NMSU’s chances of making the NCAA Tournament. They would eventually lose in the opening round of the March competition, dropping a 91-73 loss to No. 3-seeded Baylor in the opening round. Weir spent about nine years with the Aggies as an assistant coach from 2007-16 before he was hired as the leading man of the coaching staff in 2016-17. He’d also had previous stints as an assistant coach with Iowa (2004-05) and Northwestern State (2005-07), as well as a head coaching gig with Don Bosco Catholic from 1999-03.