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Source: Rhode Island fires Jim Baron

Posted on: March 4, 2012 12:27 pm
Edited on: March 4, 2012 12:30 pm
 

By Jeff Goodman

Rhode Island has parted ways with Jim Baron. 

Sources confirmed that the 57-year-old was informed of the decision on Sunday morning, following a dismal campaign in which the Rams finished 7-24 overall 4-12 in A-10 play and failed to qualify for the league tournament. 

The news was first reported by New York Times' Pete Thamel via Twitter

Baron spent 11 years in Kingston, R.I. - and won 20 games four consecutive seasons leading up to this year. 

But he was never able to get the Rams to the NCAA tournament and many in the state were upset about his salary. He had two years remaining on his contract which paid him about $600,000 per season. 

Another aspect of dismissal is that his youngest son, Billy, transferred from Virginia in the middle of last season and became eligible at the semester break this year.

Billy Baron averaged 13 points in 20 games this season.  

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Since: Jun 3, 2012
Posted on: June 3, 2012 10:48 am
 

Source: Rhode Island fires Jim Baron













Since: Jan 8, 2007
Posted on: March 4, 2012 5:29 pm
 

Possible candidates

Look for one of the MAAC coaches (Iona's Tim Cluess or Loyola (Md.)'s Jimmy Patsos) to get strong consideration for this opening.



abbiewoolovesgo
Since: Mar 4, 2012
Posted on: March 4, 2012 2:16 pm
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Since: Jan 13, 2009
Posted on: March 4, 2012 1:49 pm
 

Source: Rhode Island fires Jim Baron

Wait, 600k per year?  Is this a typo?????????  Bye Bye Jimbo!!!!!!!



Since: Dec 1, 2006
Posted on: March 4, 2012 1:42 pm
 

Source: Rhode Island fires Jim Baron

What in the world does this sentence mean?

Another aspect of dismissal is that his youngest son, Billy, transferred from Viriginia in the middle of last season and became eligible at the semester break this year.


Are you trying to say that his son was a problem and this helped lead to Baron's firing?

Are you trying to say that Baron's son being on the team makes Baron's firing sticky?


Are you trying to say that if his son had originially come to Rhode Island that Baron wouldn't have been fired?


Fuzzy wuzzy was a bear.        


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