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Nevada basketball coach Carter fired after 9-22 season


  • Nevada head coach David Carter reacted to a play during a game against UNLV in the first round of the Mountain West Conference tournament March 11, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
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RENO, Nev. » Nevada basketball coach David Carter has been fired after posting losing records four of the last five seasons.

Nevada athletic director Doug Knuth announced the move Wednesday night after Nevada lost to UNLV 67-46 in the first round of the Mountain West Conference tournament to finish the season 9-22 overall, 5-13 in league play.

Knuth said in a statement it’s not an easy decision, but he thinks it’s time for a change in leadership in the program that failed to post double-digit victories for the first time in 15 years.

Carter was an assistant to ex-Nevada coaches Trent Johnson and Mark Fox before he was named coach in 2009. He posted a 98-97 record with two 20-win seasons, including a 28-7 mark and Western Athletic Conference championship in 2011-12.

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