Doug Haller | azcentral sports
Arizona State on Tuesday changed the direction of its men’s basketball program, firing coach Herb Sendek after nine seasons with the Sun Devils.
Vice President of Athletics Ray Anderson informed Sendek of his decision during a morning meeting that lasted about 20 minutes. The Sun Devils just returned from their second-round NIT loss 24 hours earlier, finishing the season 18-16.
“This has not been an easy decision for me,” Anderson said in a statement. “Herb has been a tremendous asset to this university and a pillar of our community, and his tenure over the past nine years has helped shift the direction of this program.