Posted on: October 14, 2009 5:08 pm
Embattled Binghamton coach Kevin Broadus has been placed on an indefinite paid leave of absence, the school announced Wednesday. Assistant coach Mark Macon will take over the program on an interim basis.
The development is the latest blow to Binghamton, which made the NCAA tournament last season thanks to the recruitment of some talented but troubled prospects -- among them was Emmanuel "Tiki" Mayben, the former Syracuse recruit who was arrested last month for allegedly selling crack cocaine. Mayben was subsequently dismissed from the team along with five teammates. Then the athletic director resigned. Then the school reported recruiting violations that stemmed from Broadus contacting prospects in a no-contact period.
Macon is in his third season at Binghamton.
He's a former Temple star who was the No. 8 pick in the 1991 NBA Draft.