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Gottfried out at Alabama

Posted on: January 26, 2009 3:48 pm
Edited on: January 26, 2009 8:45 pm
 

Alabama is removing coach Mark Gottfried from his position, a source confirmed to CBSSports.com on Monday.

An official announcement is expected in the next 24 hours.

The Tuscaloosa News initially reported the story.

Gottfried entered his 11th season at Alabama on the proverbial "hot seat" because he had missed the NCAA tournament each of the past two years, and he didn't help his cause with a 12-7 start this season. Additionally, point guard Ron Steele effectively quit the team last week. And though Steele has been vague about his reasons, multiple sources told CBSSports.com that a falling out with Gottfried played a large role.

Assistant Philip Pearson is expected to take over the head coaching duties on an interim basis.

Alabama will then conduct a national search to find a permanent replacement.

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Comments

Since: Nov 20, 2008
Posted on: January 26, 2009 8:52 pm
 

Gottfried out at Alabama

While injuries have plagued the Tide the past few years one can not overlook Gottfried's poor showing. Alabama has had consistently good players for years and just can't seem to win. I have been waiting for this day for a while. I'm sure Gottfriedn can find a spot where he fits better but it has been bad basketball in T-town for too long. 




Since: Jan 2, 2009
Posted on: January 26, 2009 4:00 pm
 

Good or Bad?

Gottfried underachieved the past few seasons, but what is to blame?

 

Coaching or injuries?

 

Coaching may have had something to do with it, but the injury to Steele, and the accident Jamareo was in a few years ago can't be ignored either...



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