After weeks of speculation, the Butler Bulldogs have fired Head Coach LaVall Jordan and will look for a new Head Coach. Athletic Director Barry Collier made the decision at this time because the buyout number to fire Jordan was dropped by a large number on April 1st. This move could make it difficult for him and his assistant coaches to find new jobs this season because of the late date. Butler will also have to look for a new Head Coach late in the period. A Big East program like Butler should find suitable candidates either way.
Butler’s last game was 22 DAYS AGO, but Collier waited until today because the buyout dropped SIGNIFICANTLY.
All he did here by waiting this long was hurt the chances of Lavall and more importantly, the assistants, getting other jobs.
This is really sad on part of Collier. https://t.co/sJLPnBFEUU
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) April 1, 2022
In five seasons with the Butler Bulldogs, LaVall Jordan coached the team to an overall record of 83-74 with a Big East Conference record of 40-54. He made the NCAA Tournament once and potentially would have made the 2020 NCAA Tournament had it not been canceled due to COVID-19. The two seasons since then have been below average with the team finishing under .500 both times. Overall they finished with a losing record three times in those five years. It had become clear that a change needed to be made.
Butler Announces Leadership Change in Men’s Basketball
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— Butler Basketball (@ButlerMBB) April 1, 2022
A Big East program like Butler will find a suitable replacement and it is likely they already have at least a few names in mind. Jordan will likely find another job as a Head Coach, but it may not come until next year.