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Monday, January 9, 2012
Bryant resigns as Hyde Park coach

By Scott Powers

Lamont Bryant has resigned as Hyde Park’s varsity boys basketball coach, according to a Chicago Public Schools spokesperson.

"We can confirm that the coach has submitted a resignation and we respect his decision," spokesperson Frank Shuftan said in a statement on Monday. "We do not have any further comment regarding this matter."

Bryant did not coach the Thunderbirds in their 58-52 loss to Mount Carmel on Sunday. Hyde Park was ranked in the area and had gone 6-4 under Bryant this season.

Bryant replaced Donnie Kirksey, who is now a UIC assistant coach, as Hyde Park’s coach in 2010. Bryant previously coached at Whitney Young, Marshall and South Shore.

Bryant was fired from Marshall in 2007. He filed a wrongful-termination lawsuit and reached a $500,000 settlement with the Chicago Public Schools.

A message left for Bryant was not immediately returned on Monday.