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Butler announced Friday that it is firing coach LaVall Jordan after five seasons on the job. The Bulldogs finished 14-18 (6-14 Big East) this season, marking the program's second straight losing campaign. Jordan, 42, is a former Butler guard who played key roles on NCAA Tournament teams for the program in 2000 and 2001.

"After a thorough evaluation, I have come to the decision that a change in the leadership of our men's basketball program is needed," Butler athletic director Barry Collier said. "These decisions are never easy, but are incredibly more difficult when it impacts a high-character Bulldog who has represented our university so well for many years. I want to thank LaVall for his dedication to our program, and we wish him and his family all the best moving forward."

Jordan's firing comes late in the 2022 coaching change cycle, at a time when nearly every other significant position that came open has already been filled. The timing is attributable to the fact that Jordan's buyout figure dropped Friday, according to CBS Sports' Matt Norlander. 

Butler reached the 2018 NCAA Tournament under Jordan's direction in his first season after taking over for Chris Holtmann, who left for Ohio State. The Bulldogs never returned to the Big Dance during his tenure, however. Butler's 2020 team was on track for a bid with a 22-9 record before the event's cancellation due to COVID-19.

Prior to his arrival at Butler, Jordan spent one season as the head coach at Milwaukee following stints as an assistant at Michigan, Iowa and Butler.