University of Iowa Athletic Director, Gary Barta, said today he met with basketball coach Todd Lickliter and told Lickliter he would no longer be the coach. Barta says it was the conclusion of a process where he monitors the team throughout the season and then sits down and does an evaluation at the end of the season.
Barta says Lickliter’s record over the last three years, the revenue from ticket sales, and the revenue from contributions and all other basketball-related revenues have declines in those three years. Iowa won just 10 games this season and lost a school-record 22 games. Iowa was 38-58 in Lickliter’s 3 seasons.
Barta says Lickliter is due payments of $800,000 over the next three years and he will honor that contract.
Listen to Barta’s entire news conference here: Barta on Lickliter 36:00 MP3