Georgia confirms that it fired Mark Fox



The University of Georgia announced Saturday night the firing of men’s basketball coach Mark Fox.

In a statement, athletic director Greg McGarity announced Saturday night.

Seth Emerson of DawgNation reported the news early Saturday afternoon. Later, the AJC's Mark Bradley gave his choices for who Georgia should move toward in looking for a successor. The AJC's Jeff Schultz called Fox "a good and honest coach who just didn't win enough."

In a statement, UGA athletic director Greg McGarity said, “Days like today are very difficult, especially when you are talking about someone like Mark Fox. We have worked alongside each other for eight seasons, and I have the utmost respect for Mark, his staff, our student-athletes and the support staff. They have always represented the University of Georgia in a professional manner. I know I speak for all Bulldogs to say ‘thank you’ to Mark and Cindy for the time and effort they have devoted to the University of Georgia.

“In the end, I felt like we have not reached our full potential as a basketball program. I really thought we were on the way to turning the corner this year. We just did not achieve the level of success as a program that I believe we should at the University of Georgia.

“We will move forward to search for a new head coach. It will be a national search in scope, and we will move as quickly as possible.”

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