Monday, March 5, 2012
Brown parts with Jesse Agel
By Andy Katz ESPN.com
Brown has fired Jesse Agel after four seasons, the school announced Monday.
Associate head coach T.J. Sorrentine will take over the program on an interim basis and is hopeful he will be hired on a full-time basis.
Sorrentine has a legit shot at the job, but may also get a push from former Brown assistant Doug Stewart, who is an assistant with former Brown coach Craig Robinson at Oregon State.
Agel was an assistant under Robinson at Brown before replacing him. He had a career record of 38-79 overall and 14-42 in the Ivy League.
This season, the Bears finished 8-23 overall and 2-12 in the Ivy, which has grown increasingly competitive with the rise of Harvard and consistent success at Penn and Princeton.
Sorrentine was a starter on the Vermont team that beat Syracuse in the 2005 NCAA tournament. Agel was an assistant to then-Vermont coach Tom Brennan that season.
Agel was the second coach in Rhode Island to be fired within 24 hours. Rhode Island's Jim Baron was let go on Sunday.
Andy Katz is a senior college basketball writer for ESPN.com.