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By Adam Hoge -

INDIANAPOLIS (CBS) – After nine seasons as Illinois basketball head coach, Bruce Weber was fired Friday morning.

Illini athletic director Mike Thomas made the move official during a Friday press conference.

The move has been expected for nearly a month since 670 The Score reported that key boosters made it clear to  Thomas that Weber’s $3.9 million buyout should not stand in the way of making a change.

At one point this season, the Illini were in first place in the Big Ten at 4-1. They finished the season by losing 12 of their last 14 games, however, including Thursday’s second-half collapse against Iowa in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament.

Weber leaves Illinois after nine years with a 210-101 overall record and an 89-66 Big Ten record

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