Oklahoma State to ‘part ways’ with basketball coach Ford

Ponca City Now - March 19, 2016 9:56 am

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) – Oklahoma State and Travis Ford have agreed to end the basketball coach’s tenure.

OSU athletic director Mike Holder announced Friday "that the school and Ford will part ways."

Ford had a 155-111 record in eight years at OSU, but just one NCAA Tournament win. The team went 12-20 this season and 3-15 in the Big 12.

Ford was given a contract extension in 2009 that was to run through the 2018-19 season, a deal that Holder expressed regret about last year in an interview with The Associated Press.

Ford had great success as a recruiter, bringing in high-profile talent such as Marcus Smart, Markel Brown, Le’Bryan Nash and most recently, point guard Jawun Evans.

But winning just one NCAA Tournament game exasperated a fan base that was spoiled by previous success. Eddie Sutton led Oklahoma State to Final Fours in 1995 and 2004.

 

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