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Jeff Bzdelik resigns as Wake Forest basketball coach

Jeff Bzdelik only has a .472 winning percentage in 11 seasons as a head coach.  (AP Photo/Gerry Broome) Jeff Bzdelik only has a .472 winning percentage in 11 seasons as a head coach. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Wake Forest men's basketball coach Jeff Bzdelik resigned on Thursday after four seasons with the program, the school announced.

Bzdelik had a 51-76 overall record and a 17-51 mark in the Atlantic Coast Conference and did not take the Demon Deacons to the NCAA tournament once during his tenure.

Wake Forest hasn't been to the NCAA tournament since 2010. This season, Wake Forest had a 17-16 overall record and went 6-12 in the ACC.

"Jeff is a man of great character and integrity who made every decision for the long-term benefit of the program and the University," said Wake Forest athletics director Ron Wellman said. "At this time, Jeff felt that new leadership would help the program and allow the student-athletes to reach their full potential."

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Bzdelik's previous stop was at Colorado, where he endured three straight losing seasons and finished with a 36-58 record.  He was also the head coach of the Denver Nuggets from 2002 to 2004, and at Air Force from 2005-2007.
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