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USF basketball: Head coach Orlando Antigua fired

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USF basketball coach Orlando Antigua has been fired.

On Tuesday morning, the Bulls released a statement announcing Antigua has been ousted following a disappointing 6-7 start to the 2016-17 season. USF is also currently in the midst of an academic fraud investigation.

With Antigua on the outs, assistant coach Murray Bartow will serve as the interim head coach.

“After a thorough and deliberate review of our men’s basketball program, a decision has been made to make a head coaching change. I met with Coach Antigua earlier today to inform him of this and to thank him for his service to USF.  We wish Coach Antigua and his family the very best,” the program said in a statement on its official website.

For the remainder of the season, assistant coach Murry Bartow will serve as interim head coach. We will continue to provide all the resources and support necessary for our student-athletes and coaching staff to have success. A national search to find our next head coach will commence immediately.

Antigua has been serving as the USF head coach since 2014, following a three-year stint leading the Dominican Republic national team. Antigua previously served as an assistant at Pittsburgh, Memphis and Kentucky.

During his time at USF, Antigua recorded an unacceptable 17-48 overall record.

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