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Saint Louis fires hoop coach Soderberg

Updated: April 17, 2007, 9:29 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. LOUIS -- Saint Louis coach Brad Soderberg was fired Tuesday after five seasons, a move tied to the school's new $80.5 million arena under construction and his failure to produce an NCAA Tournament bid.

The school announced the move in a statement that said the success of the Chaifetz Arena, scheduled to open for the 2008-09 season, was contingent on a program that could contend for conference championships.

Later Tuesday, the school made Angres Thorpe as interim head men's ...

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