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