LaVall Jordan fired after five seasons as Butler head coach

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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