Saint Louis University Director of Athletics Chris May fired SLU’s head men’s basketball coach Jim Crews. The move came after the Billikens lost 73-65 to George Washington in the Atlantic 10 Conference Men’s Basketball Championship in Brooklyn, N.Y.
“After reviewing the 2015-16 season and talking with Coach Crews, I have decided that a change in leadership of the men’s basketball program is needed for the program to move forward in meeting our goals,” May said.
The Billikens conclude this season with an 11-21 overall record.
Things quickly turned sour for Crews after promising things started. Crews joined the Billiken staff in 2011-12 as an assistant coach and was tabbed interim head coach for the 2012-13 season and had that tag removed after that season. In four years as the Billikens’ head coach, he was 77-56 and led SLU to two NCAA Tournament appearances. SLU won A-10 regular-season titles in 2013 and 2014 and won the 2013 A-10 Men’s Basketball Championship.