“[We] operate with the expectation that [coaches] should build a culture supportive of our student-athletes in the classroom, accountable for their conduct as representatives of the University, and for their performance on the court,” AD Scott Garrett said in a statement Friday.
Felton had success early in his carer as the head coach at Western Kentucky, which he parlayed into a six-season tenure at the helm at Georgia. His time with the Bulldogs was less successful but he did reach the postseason three times, including a surprise NCAA Tournament berth in 2008.
Mid-July is never the ideal time to make a coaching change in college basketball, but the program – which last made the NCAA Tournament in 2009 – has been at the bottom of the Horizon League for four straight years.
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