UGA releases statement on future of Mark Fox
According to a statement from UGA, Mark Fox appears to be safe as the Bulldogs men's basketball coach.
Mark Fox appears to be safe as the head coach of Georgia's men's basketball team. According to a statement released by UGA Sports Information and J. Reid Parker Director of Athletics, Fox will be back at UGA for the 2017-2018 season
“In response to the report by Yahoo Sports, we are NOT in the process of exploring our options to replace Mark Fox," McGarity said in the statement We look forward to Mark leading our program next year and all of our efforts are centered on postseason play. It’s unfortunate we need to respond at this time, but it was necessary to quiet these unfounded rumors.”
The "rumors" McGarity is referring to came in a story by Pat Forde on Monday night when he said that the school had already begun doing it's "due diligence" on potential replacements for Fox, who is in his eighth year with the program. Forde mentioned Matt McCall (UT-Chattanooga), Kevin Keatts (UNC-Wilmington), Steve Forbes (East Tennessee State), and Pat Kelsey (Winthrop) as potential replacements.
At Georgia Fox as amassed an overall record of 144-116 at UGA and has gone 70-68 in the SEC. He has coached teams to a pair of NCAA Tournament births with as many first-round exits and a pair of appearances in the NIT.
The Bulldogs take on Tennessee in the SEC Tournament on Thursday at 1 p.m. in Nashville.
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