It seemed inevitable much of the season and as of Tuesday morning, Matt Doherty has been fired as SMU's basketball coach after a meeting with athletic director Steve Orsini, according to sources close to the program.
Orsini, who declined to comment on Doherty's job security until the season was over, scheduled the meeting for today because he was in Indianapolis last week, where he served on the NCAA Tournament selection committee.
In six years at SMU, Doherty went 80-109 and was 0-6 all-time in the Conference USA Tournament. The Mustangs finished this season 13-19, 4-13 C-USA after posting a 20-win season the year before.
SMU will head to the Big East in 2013 and Moody Coliseum will undergo a $40 million renovation that is scheduled to begin this August. Here are some coaches that could possibly lead the Mustangs into new territory…
Career Record: 103-81 (6th year at UTA)
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Notable: During his six seasons in Arlington, Cross has guided the Mavericks to the school's only appearance in the NCAA Tournament and a Southland Conference championship (both in 2008). Cross also reached 50 wins faster than any coach in UTA history. This season, the Mavericks have a bid to the NIT. The school has also been invited to join the WAC, which will become effective this July.