Embattled coach Gottfried resigns
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Mark Gottfried resigned as Alabama's basketball coach Monday, leaving in the middle of his 11th season amid criticism of both the team's play and the departure of a star player.
The school said Gottfried will immediately be replaced by assistant coach Philip Pearson. Alabama's next game is Thursday at Arkansas.
Gottfried, who played at Alabama, said he quit during a meeting with athletic director Mal Moore.
"It has been a wonderful decade for me and my family, ...
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