Tom Pecora was fired on?Wednesday?after spending five years at Fordham, the?school announced.
Potential replacements for Pecora will likely include Albany coach Will Brown, a Long Island native who has taken the Great Danes to five NCAA Tournaments; Iona coach Tim Cluess,?a Queens, N.Y., native who has guided the Gaels to two NCAAs and two NITs; Manhattan coach Steve Masiello, who has taken the Jaspers to two straight NCAAs and lost Tuesday night's play-in game to Hampton; and Stony Brook coach Steve Pikiell, who has taken that program to three NITs and two CBIs in the last six years. Columbia's Kyle Smith could also be a possibility.
"The decision was based on the fact that the University's men's basketball program has regrettably not achieved the desired results or made the sustained progress hoped for under Mr. Pecora's leadership, as measured by the won/loss record over five years, which was 44 ? 106 (29.3 percent), and the recruited student athlete retention rate over the past four years, which was 50 percent," the school announced.