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SMU fires AD Steve Orsini

Updated: May 17, 2012, 6:04 PM ET
Associated Press

DALLAS -- SMU athletic director Steve Orsini was fired Thursday, just four weeks after he and the Mustangs hired Hall of Fame basketball coach Larry Brown.

The move was announced by SMU president R. Gerald Turner in a news release, and was effective immediately.

"After several discussions over the last few weeks, it became apparent to me that it was necessary to make this change," Turner said. "While we both are committed to the support of our student-athletes and coaches, a unified ...

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