March 25th, 2019 | by CollegeAD

Alabama athletic director Greg Byrne held an impromptu press conference Monday afternoon to discuss the Crimson Tide’s search for its next men’s basketball coach. On Sunday, it was announced that fourth-year coach Avery Johnson will no longer serve as head coach of the Alabama men’s basketball team. The two “made the decision to mutually part ways” after the Tide went 75-62 under Johnson and advanced to only one NCAA Tournament. Byrne’s opening remarks included how he and his staff have spoken with the Crimson Tide’s assistants, staff members, returning players and recruits to ask them to be “patient through the process.” Later in his opening statement, Byrne detailed what he’s looking for in his next head coach. “Player development, college background, strong academics and NCAA compliance. Those will be four of the primary factors we’ll be looking at,” Byrne said at the Mal M. Moore Athletic Facility. -Charlie Potter, 247Sports. Read More.

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