Tulane parts ways with coach Mike Dunleavy Sr., reports say

first_imgMidway through that losing streak, Tulane athletic director Troy Dannen gave Dunleavy a vote of confidence.“Mike Dunleavy’s not going anywhere,” Dannen said in February. “This has been a tough season, but I’m as optimistic about the program today as I was when I hired Mike three years ago.” But Dunleavy’s three seasons at the Tulane helm certainly didn’t go as he or Dannen expected. The Green Wave finished 6-25 in his first season, improved to 14-17 last year, but stumbled badly this year. Dunleavy finishes with a 24-69 mark at Tulane.Dunleavy, who had three years remaining on his contract, played 14 seasons in the NBA and had a 613-716 record in 17 seasons as an NBA coach for the Bucks, Lakers, Trail Blazers and Clippers. He won NBA coach of the year honors with Portland in 1999.It would be unfair to lay the entire blame on Dunleavy for Tulane’s recent shortcomings. The Green Wave lost 22 games the season before he arrived and have not qualified for the NCAA tournament since 1995. Tulane has parted ways with head coach Mike Dunleavy Sr., according to multiple reports.The Green Wave ended the season with a 21-game losing streak to finish 4-27, the most losses in the school’s history. UNLV fires coach Marvin Menzies Related Newslast_img read more