Joe Scott fired by Denver

The University of Denver has hired head men’s basketball coach Joe Scott, according to an announcement the university made this morning.

“We’d like to thank Joe for his years of service and wish him all the best in his future endeavors,” Vice-Chancellor for Athletic Peg Bradley-Doppes said. “At this juncture we feel the time is right to make a change in the direction of the program and we look forward to entering a new, exciting era for the program with a dynamic new head coach at the helm.”

Scott, 50, had been at Denver for nine seasons and owned a record of 146-132 with the Pioneers. He led Denver to the WAC regular season title in 2013, but struggled in three seasons in the Summit League. Scott did not bring Denver to the NCAA Tournament once and the Pioneers have not made one since making the move from Division II in 1999.

The good news is that while Denver hits the reset button, Joe Scott himself should manage to land on his feet. He owns a career record of 235-240 across time not only with Denver, but also with Princeton and Air Force. In 2004, he led the Falcons to the NCAA Tournament and lost in the first round.

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*Featured Photo (above) credit to The Denver Post

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