03.24.06

Seton Hall Fires Orr

Posted in Basketball at 1:05 pm by

From the Newark Star-Ledger’s M.A. Mehta.

Seton Hall fired basketball coach Louis Orr today, the school announced.

Orr learned his fate after meeting with athletics director Joe Quinlan today for the second time this week. The two met on Tuesday, but did not discuss the coach™s future.
“I have evaluated the basketball program thoroughly and discussed it with Louis,” Quinlan said in an official press release. “As a result, we could not agree on critical issues related to the management of the program.

Orr could not immediately be reached for comment.

The school™s decision ends a season-long soap opera with Orr and his tenuous job status as the focal points. Seton Hall did not offer Orr a contract extension and will have to pay off the two remaining years on the contract. Orr was set to make $499,000 per year, how much Orr is due is unclear.

Hofstra coach Tom Pecora could be high on the Hall™s list. Hofstra™s postseason run ended with an NIT quarterfinal loss to Old Dominion on Wednesday.

Another possibility is Manhattan coach Bobby Gonzalez, who coached with Orr for three seasons, two at Providence and one at Xavier, as assistants under Pete Gillen. Gonzalez has led the MAAC school to two NCAA appearances and two NIT berths in seven seasons.

2 Responses to “Seton Hall Fires Orr”

  1. Jon Solomon says:

    God hates New Jersey (basketball coaches who praise him endlessly in postgame press conferences).

  2. Bob Cook says:

    This got me to thinking — what is Roosevelt Bouie up to these days?

    Quite a lot, it turns out:
    http://www.opportunitausa.com/roosevelt_resume.asp

    Also, he’s running tryout camps in Syracuse for American players who want to play in Italy. You know, like Danny Ferry.
    http://www.backcourt.net/about.asp

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