FILE - This is a Dec. 15, 2013, file photo showing Denver head coach Joe Scott reacting on the sideline during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against the Wyoming, in Denver. The University of Denver has fired Joe Scott after a nine-year
Chris Schneider
March 11, 2016

DENVER (AP) The University of Denver has fired Joe Scott after a nine-year run as head coach.

Scott was 146-132 since being brought in to run the basketball program in 2007. Peg Bradley-Doppes, the vice chancellor for athletics and recreation, said Friday a coaching search will begin immediately.

Prior to Denver, Scott has also coached at Princeton and Air Force.

In a news release, Bradley-Doppes said that ''at this juncture we feel the time is right to make a change in the direction of the program and we look forward to entering a new, exciting era for the program with a dynamic new head coach at the helm.''

The Pioneers' season wrapped up Monday with a 54-53 loss to South Dakota State in the Summit League tournament semifinals. Denver finished 16-15.

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