It's Official - Senderoff Out as IU Assistant

Bloomington, Ind. – IU was short and not very sweet in announcing Rob Senderoff's resignation Tuesday morning.

Bloomington, Ind. – IU was short and not very sweet in announcing Rob Senderoff's resignation Tuesday morning.

As expected, IU officially announced Senderoff would be stepping down from his IU assistant coaching position in the wake of an IU investigation that uncovered a variety of improper phone calls made by Coach Kelvin Sampson's staff.

Many of those calls have been linked to Senderoff, the 34-year-old assistant who helped open a recruiting pipeline to the New York City during his short stay in Bloomington.

While Senderoff's resignation doesn't come as a surprise – sources close to the situation said he was told Friday he had three days to resign his position – the brevity of IU's statement was a bit of a head-scratcher.

"Rob Senderoff has decided it is in his and Indiana University's best interests that he voluntarily resign from the University," the IU Athletics press release said. "His resignation is effective immediately."

Missing were the stock quotes from the head coach thanking him for his time on the staff and contributions to the program's success. Such statements are routine in these sort of "voluntary" resignations, but they were notably absent this time around.

While there might not have been much meat on the bone with the 25-word, two-sentence release, one thing it did offer was plenty of room to read between the lines.

It suggested that IU was ready to be done with Senderoff and more specifically the improper phone calls matter as quickly as possible, and that he is largely to blame for what's befallen the program in recent weeks.

IU officials don't plan to make any additional comments on the subject, and they're clearly hoping this short statement will serve as the final words on an issue that's dogged the program and its head coach for the last two and half weeks.

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