Sports Ben Howland out as Mississippi State coach after 7 seasons

Ben Howland out as Mississippi State coach after 7 seasons

Ben Howland out as Mississippi State coach after 7 seasons

STARKVILLE, Omit. (AP) Mississippi Advise men’s basketball coach Ben Howland is out after seven seasons with the program.

A originate on Thursday did no longer present crucial gains about Howland’s departure, and a message left with a basketball spokesman became as soon as no longer straight away returned. Athletic director John Cohen thanked Howland for his devotion to the program in the originate and wished him and his household ”completely the finest.”

A national await Howland’s successor is underway, though Cohen added the dilapidated coach ”left our program better than he chanced on it.”

Howland went 18-16 this season with the Bulldogs and 134-98 total. They are coming off Wednesday night’s 60-57 first-spherical NIT loss to Virginia after reaching the closing closing spring. MSU appeared in the NIT Thrice the past five seasons alongside with making the 2019 NCAA Match.

”We are assured we are able to gain a novel head coach who will elevate our program and placement our student-athletes to compete for championships while taking part in a thrilling brand of basketball,” Cohen talked about.

Howland is 535-304 in 26 years and coached at UCLA, Pittsburgh and Northern Arizona prior to taking on at MSU in 2015.

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