Friday, March 12, 2010

Breaking news: Graham fired

From the Boise State website:

BOISE, Idaho -
Greg Graham, the head men's basketball coach at Boise State University the past eight seasons, has been relieved of his duties and put on administrative leave. Boise State Director of Athletics Gene Bleymaier made the announcement today (March 12).

Graham took over the helm of the men's program prior to the 2002-03 season and guided the Broncos to an overall record of 142-112 during his tenure at Boise State.

This past season (2009-10) Boise State completed the season with an overall record of 15-17 and a record of 5-11 in the Western Athletic Conference. The Broncos were knocked out of the first round of the league postseason tournament this past Thursday (March 11) when regular season champion Utah State handed the team an 84-60 loss.

"We appreciate everything that Coach Graham and his staff have contributed to Boise State the past eight years," Bleymaier stated. "We felt that in the best interest of the program we needed to make a change."

Prior to joining the Bronco program, Graham was an assistant coach at the University of Oregon (1997-02 & 1982-83), St. Mary's (1992-97), San Diego State (1989-92), San Jose State (1985-89) and the University of New Mexico (1983-84). He also served as the head coach for one season (1984-85) at Western New Mexico.

Boise State has started a national search to replace Graham.

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