Nevada fires basketball coach David Carter

Nevada has fired basketball coach David Carter after 9-22 season
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Nevada fired head men’s basketball coach David Carter after posting losing records four of the last five seasons, the school announced Wednesday night.

Carter was let go after Nevada lost to UNLV 67–46 in the first round of the Mountain West Conference tournament, finishing the year 9-22 and 5-13 in conference play. This season was the first since the 1999-2000 campaign that Nevada failed to win at least 10 games in a season.

“This was not an easy decision and it did not come without a great deal of careful thought," Nevada athletic director Doug Knuth said. "David Carter is a model coach, mentor and teacher. He believes and supports everything we believe in collegiate athletics. We are grateful for his dedication and commitment to Wolf Pack athletics over the last 16 years, and we wish him and his family well.”

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Carter was hired in 2009 and posted a 98-97 record, including a two 20-win seasons. His best season was in 2011-12, when he led the Wolfpack to a 28-7 mark and the Western Athletic Conference regular-season championship.

Nevada failed to make the NCAA tournament in any of Carter’s six seasons at the school and has not been to the tournament since 2007.

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