Friday , Mar , 26 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Clark out in Miami

Coral Gables, FL (Sports Network) – Miami-Florida head basketball coach Perry
Clark was fired Friday.

Clark spent four years at Miami and finished with a record of 65-54, including
a 14-16 mark this past season. The Hurricanes were just 4-12 in the Big East
and did not qualify for the conference tournament.

“Decisions like these are always difficult,” said Miami athletic director Paul
Dee. “But after careful deliberation I have decided that it is in the best
interest of the men’s basketball program to make a change.”

Miami is leaving the Big East to join the Atlantic Coast Conference next
season.

The Hurricanes followed up a school-record 24-win season in 2001-02 with back-
to-back losing seasons. Miami hadn’t had consecutive losing seasons since a
five-year run from 1989-90 until 1993-94.

Clark, who had three years remaining on a seven-year contract, spent 11
seasons at Tulane before taking over at Miami to start the 2000-01 campaign.
He has a career coaching mark of 250-199.

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