Sunday March 22nd, 2015

Bradley has fired head coach Geno Ford, he told ESPN's Jeff Goodman.

Ford was 46-86 in four seasons at Bradley and never finished better than 18-17.

The Braves went 9-24 this season and 3-15 in the Missouri Valley Conference. It was the second time in Ford's tenure that Bradley finished last in the conference. 

KEITH: Connaughton rescues Notre Dame in overtime thriller​

Ford was hired in 2011 to replace Jim Les, who led the Braves to four consecutive 20-win seasons. Les was fired after Bradley went 12-20 in his final season. 

Prior to being hired at Bradley, Ford was the head coach at Kent State. In January, a court ruled that Ford will have to pay Kent State $1.2 million as the result of a breach of contract suit. Ford was sued by the school after he took the Bradley job while he was still under contract with Kent State.

Bradley last qualified for the NCAA tournament in 2006, when the Braves were led by first-round NBA draft pick Patrick O'Bryant. 

2:01 | College Basketball
North Carolina State stuns Villanova

- Dan Gartland

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide - from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Seth Davis, and more - delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.