Kevin Stallings out at Pitt

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    Kevin Stallings out at Pitt

    Pittsburgh has severed ties with basketball coach Kevin Stallings after two seasons, the school announced Thursday.


    "I want to express my appreciation to Coach Stallings for his commitment to our program," athletic director Heather Lyke said in a statement. "In moving forward, we have tremendous expectations for our men's basketball program at Pitt and I believe we can achieve great things within the Atlantic Coast Conference and nationally. A national search for the next Pitt head coach will begin immediately."


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    Should have stayed at Vandy

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    Least shocking news ever.

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    I know we hear how young UK is, but wasn't Pitt starting five Freshmen, or am I mistaken?

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    I think what got him fired was he was 0-19 in conference play....

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    Quote Originally Posted by bugatti View Post
    I know we hear how young UK is, but wasn't Pitt starting five Freshmen, or am I mistaken?
    As far as starters go, I can't say, but they had 8 guys play 30+ games and average over 17 mpg. 5 of those 8 were Freshmen. They had a senior who only played in 10 games that was averaging over 30 mpg as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by All State Baseball View Post
    I think what got him fired was he was 0-19 in conference play....
    Last few reports I saw, this morning, was that Pitt was trying to fire him "for cause" to get out of paying him his 9.4 million dollar buyout. Going 0-19 in conference doesn't apply in that way.

    Lawyers geared up on both sides. This will get messy.

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    AD: Coach we are firing you for cause, so you can kiss that $9 million goodbye!

    Coach: What cause?

    AD: Cause you suck! #mikedrop

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    AD: Coach we are firing you for cause, so you can kiss that $9 million goodbye!

    Coach: What cause?

    AD: Cause you suck! #mikedrop

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    The grass isn't always greener----did some nice stuff at Vandy.

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    That hire never made sense. He had been in the process of running off every good player Vandy had when Pitt made that call.

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    He added to his bank account but not his legacy.

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    I'm gonna throw a name out there for this job....Ed Cooley.

    Dude is one of the most underrated coaches in the game IMO.

    Not sure he'd leave Providence for the Pitt gig though.

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