Andy Kennedy, the winningest coach in Ole Miss basketball history is leaving Oxford. He will step down at the end of the season. The Rebs are currently 11-14 overall, 4-8 in Southeastern Conference play.
Ole Miss held a press conference Monday afternoon to announce the decision. Kennedy is at peace with leaving the Rebels.
" I've been blessed, truly blessed to have had the opportunity to be a head coach in the Southeastern Conference in my home state for 12 years. That is a true blessing, this I know. I also know that it's time for a new voice, and a new vision for this program moving forward. I have too much respect for this university, I have too much respect for the position of being a head coach in the SEC to allow any speculation about my job status to create a divisive distraction for this program, and for the people that support it. I'm at complete peace with this decision. I truly am."
Working with AK has been a blessing. He has always respected what we do in radio and has given us tremendous access. He was, as always, a class act today. I’m pulling for AK and this Reb team to maximize the rest of the season. Thanks, AK!! Show your support too! Go Rebs!— David Kellum (@RebVoice) February 12, 2018
Kennedy is 245-154 in 12 seasons with the Rebels. He won the SEC Tournament in 2013 and reached the NCAA Tournament in 2013 & 2015. But the struggles this season, a Big Dance drought, and a $90+ million Pavilion may have been too much to overcome. The Rebels are on a five game losing streak for the first time since 2006. They're also winless on the road this season.
Two streaks continue for Ole Miss— Chris Hudgison (@ChrisHudgison) February 10, 2018
- First 5 game losing streak since 2006
- 0-8 on the road this season
Ole Miss hosts Arkansas Tuesday night before traveling to Mississippi State on Saturday.
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