Arizona State Moves on from head coach Herb Sendek

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Updated: March 24, 2015
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Herb Sendek will no longer walk the sideline for Arizona State, as he was fired by the team Tuesday.

He spent nine seasons coaching the Sun Devils, after completing a 10-year tenure at North Carolina State. Behind help from James Harden, who has turned out to be a superstar in the NBA, Sendek was able to lead Arizona State to the NCAA Tournament in 2009, and won a first-round game over Temple.

Sendek got them back to the Big Dance last season, but they lost their first game to Texas. He led NC State to five consecutive tournament appearances from 2002 to 2006.

He had a combined record of 159-137 at Arizona State and finished this past season just two games above .500, 18-16.

The 51-year-old won ACC Coach of the Year in 2004 with NC State, Pac-10 Coach of the Year in 2010 with the Sun Devils and MAC Coach of the Year in 1995 with Miami (Ohio) —  his first year as head coach of a college basketball program.

 

 

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Josiah Turner

Josiah Turner

Josiah is the founder and editor-in-chief at Sideline Sports Report. He is a writer for ESPN, and has written for Rant Sports and FanSided covering the Washington Redskins. He's also covered high school basketball for Virginia Preps (Rivals.com). Josiah is from Chesapeake, VA and a college graduate from Virginia Commonwealth University.

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