Iowa coach Lickliter out after three seasons
Athletic director Gary Barta announced the firing at a news conference in
The 54-year-old Lickliter had four years left on a seven-year contract that paid him $1.2 million a year. He was not at the news conference and not immediately available for comment.
Rumors about Lickliter’s shaky job status picked up steam late last week after a 59-52 loss to
Lickliter spent six seasons at
But Lickliter could never get the
Off the court, Lickliter had a health scare in early December. He went to the hospital because of headaches, and tests revealed the beginning of a tear in Lickliter’s carotid artery, which supplies blood to the brain. Doctors added a stent the next day, and Lickliter missed three games while recovering.
"It’s an amazing world I live in,"