Illini AD Josh Whitman axes Illinois head coach John Groce

Names Jamal Walker as interim coach

    Illinois AD Josh Whitman finally pulled the plug; he has fired John Groce after five failed years as head coach of the Fighting Illini.
    Despite a mutual personal admiration, AD Whitman ended his professional association with basketball coach John Groce when he dropped the hammer down last Saturday, ending Groce’s five years at Illinois.
    The numbers showed that Coach Groce simply didn’t produce enough wins, especially in the Big Ten Conference regular season play.


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