For a while there, UGA basketball coach Mark Fox was thinking about having to sell his house.
Fortunately for Fox, the rumors that claimed the Georgia Bulldogs were looking to explore other options at head coach next season are false, according to athletic director Greg McGarity.
Georgia's statement seems to suggest Mark Fox is coming back next year for sure pic.twitter.com/zHf5sCKa0R
— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) March 7, 2017
It’s a good sign that Georgia has come out and endorsed their coach, claiming that he will be coming back to coach the team next. However, it’s often best to take these endorsements with a grain of salt. Coaching searches can be very Machiavellian and what is guaranteed one day might be out the window the next.
What is certain, is that Fox underperformed with his Bulldogs team this year, going 18-13 with a lackluster 9-9 performance against conference foes. In eight seasons coaching in Athens, Fox has managed to make the tournament only twice, and has never won more than 21 games. Georgia is not a traditional basketball powerhouse, but it doesn’t appear as if Mark Fox will be the man to turn them into one.