Reports: Fordham to fire Bob Hill

NEW YORK, April 23 (UPI) -- Bob Hill apparently is out after four forgettable seasons as men's basketball coach at Fordham.

Both the New York Daily News and New York Times reported Wednesday that Fordham has decided to fire Hill. The Times added that the official announcement will be made on Thursday.


The Rams were a dismal 4-24 this season, the worst record in the school's 100-year history, and closed with a 16-game losing streak. Just two of the wins came on the court. The other two came when Fordham was awarded two victories on forfeit from St. Bonaventure.

Hill has six years remaining on a 10-year, $2.5 million contract signed when he was hired in 1999. The Daily News said it was unclear if Hill was being fired outright or if a buyout was being negotiated with the school.

The Rams were 14-15 in their first season under Hill, and slipped to 12-17 in 2000-01 and 8-20 in 2001-02.

Hill had greater success on the NBA level than he did at Fordham. He coached the New York Knicks, Indiana Pacers, and San Antonio Spurs, and had a 257-212 record. He led the Spurs to an NBA-best 62-20 record in 1994-95.


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