Butler announced on Friday that head men’s basketball coach LaVall Jordan had been fired after five seasons. Jordan, who played for the Bulldogs from 1997-2001, went 83-74 overall with just one NCAA Tournament appearance (2018).
“After a thorough evaluation, I have come to the decision that a change in the leadership of our men’s basketball program is needed,” AD Barry Collier said in a statement. “These decisions are never easy, but are incredibly more difficult when it impacts a high-character Bulldog who has represented our university so well for many years. I want to thank LaVall for his dedication to our program, and we wish him and his family all the best moving forward.”
The Bulldogs went 10-15 and 14-19 in the past two seasons, the program’s lowest winning percentages since 1993. The timing of this coaching change – Butler last played more than three weeks ago – seems to be related to Jordan’s buyout number going down at the start of the month.
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