Stanford fires coach Johnny Dawkins after eight seasons

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) Johnny Dawkins has been fired after eight seasons coaching the Stanford men's basketball team.

The school announced Dawkins' dismissal Monday, saying athletic director Bernard Muir had begun a national search for a new coach. Dawkins guided the Cardinal to the Sweet 16 of the 2014 NCAA Tournament and NIT championships after the 2012 and '15 seasons.

Stanford went 15-15 this season and finished ninth in the Pac-12 Conference at 8-10. Dawkins went 156-115 overall.