Tulane fires men’s basketball coach Mike Dunleavy Sr.
By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Tulane Green Wave has fired men’s basketball head coach Mike Dunleavy Sr. on Saturday morning. He was fired after leading the team the past three seasons.
This was his first collegiate coaching opportunity after previously being a head coach in the NBA. In the Association, he was the head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, Milwaukee Bucks, Portland Trail Blazers, and the Los Angeles Clippers.
His best season in the NBA was in 1990-91 when he guided the Lakers to the NBA Finals. In the 1991 NBA Finals, the Lakers were defeated 4-1 by the Chicago Bulls.
The 64-year-old Brooklyn, New York native guided the team to a 4-27 record during the 2018-19 season. The team ended the season on a 21-game losing streak.
Their last win of the season came on Dec. 17 against the Texas Southern Tigers in a 77-70 win.
During his three-years, the Green Wave had two seasons, where he had less than 10 wins. In 2016-17, Tulane also went 6-25 in his first season at the school.
In his second season, he had his best record at the school. The team went 14-17 overall.