Pitt has fired head basketball coach Kevin Stallings, according to multiple reports.
Pitt has parted ways with Kevin Stallings, per a source.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) March 8, 2018
Pitt has fired Kevin Stallings, according to multiple sources.
— Craig Meyer (@CraigMeyerPG) March 8, 2018
The Panthers bottomed out in Stallings’ second season in charge. The team did not win any of the 18 regular season ACC games it played, and bowed out in the first round of the ACC Tournament in a 67-64 loss to Notre Dame.
Stallings’ team did not win a game in 2018, as its final win of the 2017-18 season came against Towson on Dec. 22. Pitt did not record a win over a major-conference team, as it lost to Navy, Montana, Penn State, Oklahoma State and West Virginia this season.
Pitt’s final record stands at 8-24. In two seasons in Pittsburgh, Stallings’ record was 24-41. The coach came to Pitt after 15 seasons at Vanderbilt, his only previous major conference job. Vanderbilt made the NCAA Tournament seven times in Stallings’ time there, and it took some time, as the team’s first March Madness appearance under Stallings came in his fifth season there. But for Pitt, a team that made the NCAA Tournament in three of Jamie Dixon’s final four seasons there before he left for TCU, that was too long to wait and see.