Report: Crews out as Army head coach

BY foxsports • September 23, 2009

Army and men's basketball coach Jim Crews have parted ways, according to a report Tuesday.

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The Times Herald-Record (Middletown, N.Y.) reported the news, citing "several sources," and also said the circumstances surrounding his departure are not clear.

A spokesman told earlier on Tuesday that he was unaware of any pending announcement regarding Crews' status.

It's extremely rare for a coach to be let go just weeks before the official start of practice.

Crews, who played for Bob Knight at Indiana, has a 60-139 mark in eight seasons with the Cadets and was 11-19 last season. He also spent 17 seasons as the head coach at Evansville, where he compiled a 294-209 record.

One Patriot League coach said that Crews, who was returning all four of his top scorers from last season, was set to have his best team in years and that the Cadets could even have a realistic chance to win the league.

Army is 22-76 in conference play since Crews took over.

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