The coaching carousel is seemingly in overdrive of late, and the latest news circulating is that Oklahoma State is considering firing Travis Ford as their basketball coach.
Ford, 45, just finished his seventh season with the Cowboys and he is 143-91 at the school. He has taken the Cowboys to five NCAA Tournaments and one NIT appearance. However, he has still yet to get past the Round of 32 and his inability to go far in the Big Dance is apparently not sitting well with people in Stillwater.
Oklahoma State would have to buyout Ford’s contract at $9.6 million after he signed a contract extension that would have him kept him at Oklahoma State until 2019. But with financier T. Boone Pickens as one of their celebrated boosters, money is no object in Stillwater. With booster pressure ratcheting up, Oklahoma State Athletic Director Mike Holder is said to be strongly considering firing Ford.
After stops at Campbellsville, Eastern Kentucky and Massachusetts prior to coaching Oklahoma State, Ford has compiled 331-234 overall coaching record. Ford has shown he can recruit, as he has snagged stars like Marcus Smart, James Anderson and Le’Bryan Nash. Stay tuned to Today’s U for further updates on all the head coaching vacancies.