View Full Version : Alabama fires Gottfried

Big R
01-26-2009, 05:08 PM
An announcement from Alabama concerning the job status of embattled basketball coach Mark Gottfried should be forthcoming Monday afternoon, a source at the school told ESPN.com.

The Tuscaloosa News reported that Gottfried was fired.

Gottfried met with athletic director Mal Moore at 2:30 ET to discuss his job status, according to a Birmingham News report. Gottfried has been under fire for Alabama's declining basketball fortunes over recent years, and the Crimson Tide have struggled to a 12-7 record this year, 2-3 in the SEC.

The program was rocked last week by senior point guard Ronald Steele's departure from the team -- ostensibly because of a plantar fasciitis injury to his foot, but Steele intimated in a statement that the injury was not the reason for his departure. That led to speculation that Steele was unhappy with Gottfried.


01-26-2009, 06:31 PM
he resigned not fired, although maybe the school forced him out.