Posted on: April 8, 2010 12:25 am
Rutgers is expected to announce the termination of basketball coach Fred Hill on Thursday, according to FoxSports.com. The development comes a week after Hill was involved in an altercation at a Scarlett Knights baseball game, which could help the school fire Hill with cause or, at the very least, reach a more reasonable buyout with the former Villanova assistant.
Hill's buyout is $1.8 million.
Multiple sources told CBSSports.com that the only reason Rutgers didn't fire Hill immediately after th season is because the school, strapped for resources, didn't want to pay the buyout. But last Thursday's reported "profanity laced tirade" with Pittsburgh baseball coach Joe Jordano could be enough to allow Rutgers to fire Hill -- whose father is the school's baseball coach -- with cause, especially considering Hill also reportedly attended Sunday's Pittsburgh-Rutgers baseball game even though school officials told him to stay away. That could be perceived as "insubordination."
Hill has never finished better than 14th in four seasons at Rutgers.
His best player, former McDonald's All-American Mike Rosario, has expressed a desire to transfer.