In the most surprising and probably the least logical news I have seen and/or heard in all of my years of watching and covering LIU Brooklyn men’s basketball for the past twenty years, LIU Brooklyn have decided to part ways with men’s basketball head coach Jack Perri after five seasons and twelve years in total at the university as both a head coach and an assistant coach.
The news was first reported by ESPN college basketball insider Jeff Goodman this afternoon.
LIU Brooklyn athletic director Brad Cohen released the following statement a little while after the news broke on Twitter.
LIU Brooklyn has informed head men’s basketball coach John Perri that it will not renew his contract which expires in August. LIU is grateful for his many contributions to our program and wish him great success in the future. A search for a new head men’s basketball coach is underway. The University will provide additional information when a selection has been made.
Just an aside from Cohen’s statement, John is his Perri’s given name.
So the LIU Brooklyn administration decided not to renew the contract of their head coach after he won twenty games and finished in second place in the Northeast Conference standings this season.
Perri built this program back up from their three-year run of winning the NEC and losing several of the best players in not just LIU Brooklyn basketball history but NEC history. [Read more…]