Brad Brownell is going nowhere.
On Monday, the Clemson basketball program announced Brownell will return as head coach of the Tigers for the 2017-18 season.
There was some uncertainty regarding Brownell’s job security after another lackluster season and first-round NIT exit. However, following a speaking with athletic director Dan Radakovich, Brownell will move forward as the head coach after an honest self-evaluation.
“As part of a comprehensive season-ending review and evaluation, I met for several hours with Brad Brownell to review the recently completed season and to look ahead to 2017-2018,” Radakovich said in a statement, via Jeff Goodman of ESPN.
“Both of us believe strongly that we should have achieved more this season and Brad is candid with his own critique and assessment. As we move forward, I expect Brad to make changes in the program to better position us for success. He continues to represent Clemson University with integrity and class, and we will continue to do all that we can to help him as we expect to achieve consistent success with our men’s basketball program.”
Clemson finished the 2016-17 season with a 17-16 record, which was 12th in the ACC.
While the university is showing confidence in Brownell for at least one more season, the Tigers will need to improve on the court or they’ll be looking for a new head coach next offseason.
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