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Amaker dismissed after six seasons as Michigan coach

Updated: March 18, 2007, 9:00 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Michigan basketball coach Tommy Amaker was fired Saturday following six seasons leading the program without an NCAA Tournament appearance.

"Nobody wants to be told your time is up, or that you're no longer wanted," Amaker said during a news conference. "I wouldn't say 'shocked.' I was hopeful we would get a chance to continue, but that's not the case, and I understand and respect the decisions that are made at Michigan."

According to ESPN.com's Andy Katz, ...

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