Former Stanford basketball coach Johnny Dawkins is suing the university for breach of contract.
According to Jon Wilner of The Mercury News, Dawkins has filed a $7 million lawsuit against Stanford after being fired following an eight-year run with the Cardinal. Dawkins says the university did not honor terms of his buyout after being dismissed more than a year ago.
During his time with the Cardinal, Dawkins earned a 156-115 record.
Dawkins is aiming to receive “approximately $2.3 million in direct damages” and “punitive and exemplary damages of not less than $5 million for the tortious ingredients of its wrongdoing,” according to court documents.
Dawkins wasn’t unemployed for long, however.
After being fired from Stanford, Dawkins received the head coaching job at UCF and led the program to an appearance in the NIT semifinals.