Butler fires men's head basketball coach LaVall Jordan

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Posted at 10:34 AM, Apr 01, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-01 18:39:49-04

INDIANAPOLIS — LaVall Jordan has been fired as head coach of the Butler men's basketball program.

Butler University announced their move away from Jordan on Friday after five seasons with Jordan at the helm.

"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 Vice President/Director of Athletics 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 is a graduate of Butler and held a record of 83-74 (40-54 Big East) in his tenure. The Bulldogs finished the 2021-22 season with a 14-19 record and had just six wins in the Big East.

Butler will now begin a search for their fourth men's basketball head coach since Brad Stevens' departure in 2013.