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.