Seton Hall fired basketball coach Louis Orr on Friday, a little more than a week after the Pirates lost by 20 points in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament.
SFN Note: We should all realize there is no shame in losing by 20 points in games involving Seton Hall
Orr was honored by the as the 2003 Big East Coach of the Year and owns the distinction of being the first former Big East player to coach at a conference institution and then win the top honor.
Orr’s firing is another in the long list of examples of how other schools manage their athletics department differently than Lee Fowler and NC State. After Herb Sendek finally reached the NCAA Tourament in his sixth year at NC State, Lee Fowler proclaimed multiple times that there was no way that a school can fire a coach after making the NCAA Tournament. Additionally, after Sendek was named ACC Coach of the Year three years ago, Fowler (and crew) made identical comments in the following years while Sendek struggled that “you can’t fire coaches of the year”.
Evidently Seton Hall can. Seems Seton Hall wants to do better than minimum-standard performance from a coach that wasn’t warm to the fans or the community. Hmmmm. Where have we heard that before?