After just two seasons spent running the once-proud Pitt basketball program straight into the ground, Kevin Stallings has been fired. I thought Jon Rothstein of FanRag Sports reported the news first, until a commenter later informed me a Pitt blogger named Chris Dokish had actually done so. Credit where it’s due.
They gave him the game ball right beforehand, too:
Arkansas closed out a disappointing 4-8 season with a crushing 48-45 loss to Missouri tonight, and right after the game ended, they announced the long-anticipated firing of coach Bret Bielema. Arkansas had a two-touchdown lead in the first quarter, but they lost on a 19-yard field goal after a very entertaining seesaw…
With one game remaining in what could become the program’s second straight losing season, UCLA has announced that they have fired head coach Jim Mora, who has been with the program since the 2012 season.
News just broke that the New York Yankees, a team that well exceeded expectations this season and made it to Game 7 of the ALCS, have fired manager Joe Girardi. Based on a statement Girardi gave to WFAN, this does not appear to be a mutual parting.
Adam Schefter reports the 49ers have dumped Chip Kelly after giving the former Eagles and Oregon head coach less than a year on the job. San Francisco went 2-14 this season, showing little competence along the way. The dismissal comes hours after the team fired GM Trent Baalke, and throws an already-chaotic…
Fredi González was officially fired by the Atlanta Braves this morning after the team lost in Pittsburgh last night to bring their record down to 9-28. The game was the first of a four-game road series, and, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, González first found out something was up when he got an email…
Pacers president of basketball operations Larry Bird just held a press conference to announce that the team will not be renewing head coach Frank Vogel’s contract. Bird said the decision came from his belief that the players needed a “new voice,” and called it one of the toughest he’s made.
The Sacramento Bee and ESPN are reporting the least-surprising coach firing of the year. After their final game tonight, the Sacramento Kings will reportedly dump George Karl, who will have made it through just a season and a half as the Kings’ head coach. The team has now run through eight head coaches since the end…
The Brooklyn Nets are the most aimless team in the NBA. They’re old, bad, and they don’t have any of their draft picks, on account of trading too much for Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, then watching them tailspin into irrelevancy. This morning, they fired coach Lionel Hollins and “reassigned” GM Billy King.
Firing season is truly upon us. According to a report from PFT, the 49ers are going to fire Jim Tomsula after a fairly disastrous 4-11 season that saw the team regress all the way from championship contenders to one of the worst teams in the NFL. Not all of this is Tomsula’s fault, of course (everyone retiring didn’t…
Cleveland.com’s Mary Kay Cabot is reporting tonight the Browns are planning to fire head coach Mike Pettine and general manager Ray Farmer—as soon as tomorrow night.
Chuck Pagano will not be back as Indianapolis Colts head coach next year, according to a report from Mike Wells of ESPN. Pagano has led the team to a 7-8 record thus far this season.
Mark Richt has been fired by Georgia this morning, according to a report from Mark Schlabach. The Bulldogs wrapped up a 9-3 regular season yesterday with a win over Georgia Tech and are bowl-bound. He has been at the school since 2001, and has led the team to two SEC championships and nine bowl wins. Richt will coach…
Here’s something, from Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnaraowski, that nobody can say they saw coming:
The Tennessee Titans announced this morning that head coach Ken Whisenhunt has been fired, and will be replaced on an interim basis by assistant coach Mike Mularkey.
CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman is reporting that the Los Angeles Dodgers and manager Don Mattingly have come to a mutual agreement to part ways.
Well, that all went to shit in a hurry. After three embarrassing losses to the Jaguars, Bills, and Jets, the Miami Dolphins have fired head coach Joe Philbin.