The Brad Brownell era will continue at Clemson


  by - Senior Writer - 2017-03-20 09:23:42.0
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Brownell will remain as Clemson's head coach

CLEMSON – The Brad Brownell era at Clemson will continue.

TigerNet confirmed early Monday morning that Athletic Director Dan Radakovich would retain Brownell.

The embattled men’s basketball coach for the Tigers met with Athletic Director Dan Radakovich Saturday morning, and Radakovich told TigerNet before the meeting, “I want Brad to succeed.”

Radakovich released a statement to the media:

"As part of a comprehensive season-ending review and evaluation, I met for several hours with Brad Brownell to review the recently completed season and to look ahead to 2017-2018," Radakovich said. "Both of us believe strongly that we should have achieved more this season and Brad is candid with his own critique and assessment. As we move forward, I expect Brad to make changes in the program to better position us for success. He continues to represent Clemson University with integrity and class, and we will continue to do all that we can to help him as we expect to achieve consistent success with our men's basketball program."

Brownell is 124-103 at Clemson (.546), with a 56-66 record in the ACC.

Clemson finished the season with a 17-16 record. The Tigers blew a 20-point second-half lead, and Oakland outscored the Tigers 45-20 over the final 17:36 last week as the seventh-seeded Grizzlies defeated Clemson 74-69 in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament in Littlejohn Coliseum.

The Tigers began the season with a strong start in non-conference play, but then came a brutal run of losses in close games. The Tigers were 4-12 in games decided by six points or less. Over the last two seasons, they are 7-20 in those games. Over Brownell's tenure, they are 26-58 in those games.

A former player at DePauw University in Indiana, Brownell arrived at Clemson in April of 2010 by way of Wright State — in Ohio — and UNC-Wilmington first. At UNC-Wilmington, he went 83-40 from 2002 until 2006 and was named the CAA Coach of the Year twice. He then left for Wright State, where he accumulated an 84-45 record with the Raiders and earned the league’s top coaching honor once.
Clemson made the NCAA Tournament his first year on the job and won the program's first tournament victory in 14 years. Statistically, Brownell is now tied with Cliff Ellis for the most wins against ACC programs as the Tigers’ head coach, but the elephant in the room is the postseason. The Tigers have failed to earn a berth into the big dance since 2011, the longest NCAA drought by a Clemson men’s basketball coach since Bobby Roberts endured a similar skid from 1963-70.

Brownell has three years remaining on his contract and would be owed a $3.5 million buyout if Clemson were to fire him at the end of this season. If Radakovich decided to terminate Brownell (124-102 at Clemson) in either of his final two seasons, the buyout would drop to $3 million.

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TigerNet News
We need term limits
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Re: We need term limits
Tiger Michael
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Atwomb
Well maybe the AD needs to go too...
BigFish
Disappointing.
ATL PAW MAN®
Re: Disappointing.
TigerNotAtGT
Re: Disappointing.
PetesPonies
Where you been dawg? Was referring to the Tommy Bowden era.
ATL PAW MAN®
Don't hang around here as much anymore...
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Clemalum07®
NIT......next year......HAHAHAHAHAHAHA***
champs8487®
They'll be out of the pic early next season***
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Absurd. Really all I can say.***
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I think the AD should hold the details until April 1st
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HUGE MISTAKE***
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Okay, I got something that will make you all happier...
AsheTiger
I am sure, football is the reason why
Prime T. Tiger
This is the Shyatt era all over again***
CTiger423®
Re: This is the Shyatt era all over again***
Salty55
Excuse me, the Bowden era then***
CTiger423®
We wish it were equal to the Bowden era. Try Tommy West*****
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Re: This is the Shyatt era all over again***
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I'm no Brownell supporter, but...........
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Clemalum07®
while i agree on principal...i would be curious
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Margin of Victory
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Ok, Now the plan. (Long)
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Every thing you said is acceptable...
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courtenayflash
I thought "best is the standard"?
o2bnclemson
You missed the fine print
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That's football.
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Mis-spelled Error***
champs8487®
Great picture for the article DHood. That sums up
Anonymous08®
I believe Michael Scott said it best
Bisha29
Lame duck coach is great for recruiting***
TigerFan20
What is Coach Purnell up to nowadays?***
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Clemalum07®
My point was at least we made the NCAA tourney with him.***
WhoDatTiger®
why? what did he do to you?***
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Clemalum07®
The final death knell for Clemson basketball. Never great,
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D-Rad granted a foolish buyout w/ OPM. Now Clemson suffers.
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It wasn't about the buyout.
Judge Keller
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I think you aren't understanding what he said — he's saying
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Y'all mispelled "error."***
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