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Duckett says he didn't resign

Updated: September 26, 2009, 11:51 PM ET
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

Grambling State basketball coach Rick Duckett told ESPN.com Saturday night he didn't resign but was fired.

Duckett was given a letter Friday morning telling him his services were no longer needed.

Duckett said the firing came as a surprise. It came a month after the death of junior college transfer Henry White. White died 12 days after becoming ill during a preseason workout -- a training exercise Duckett said he did not attend because he was having undisclosed surgery the same day. ...

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