Pitt fires coach Kevin Stallings after 0-18 ACC season

Eight Pittsburgh coaching candidates to replace Kevin Stallings as head coach

Eight Pittsburgh coaching candidates to replace Kevin Stallings as head coach

On Thursday morning the move was made, as Stallings has indeed been fired.

Not only is Kevin Stallings done at Pitt, he's done coaching college basketball. Pitt finished the year 8-24 overall and 0-18 in ACC play.

After an 0-19 run against ACC opponents during the 2017-18 college basketball season, the Panthers have made a decision to part ways with head coach Kevin Stallings.

Since 2000, only six high-major coaches have been fired after just two seasons.

The Panthers tried to negotiate a cheaper buyout with Stallings than the $9.4 million they owed him, but reports indicated as of Wednesday that Stallings was not willing to accept one.

Stallings, 57, was an unpopular hire from the very beginning, coming over from Vanderbilt following the 2016 season after the Commodores' first NCAA appearance in four years. After seeing its attendance dip to just over 4,000 per game this season, the Panthers can't just go for some hotshot assistant. The school would surely like to reduce that amount, via offset if he gets another job or a simple negotiation. The coach came to Pitt after 15 seasons at Vanderbilt, his only previous major conference job.

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