NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — New Vanderbilt Athletic Director Malcolm Turner made his first major decision in his seven weeks on the job Friday, parting ways with basketball coach Bryce Drew.
The decision may have seemed like an easy one with Vanderbilt just completing the worst season in school history.
It was the first winless season by any SEC program since 1954.
He attracted five-star point guard Darius Garland, a NBA lottery pick who’s injury five games into his freshman season played no small role in Vandy’s historically bad year, and fellow five-star big man Simi Shittu from Canada for the best recruiting class in school history.
Regardless of the method, Turner is about to hire the coach for what has long been Vanderbilt’s flagship athletic program.