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UMKC parts ways with men's basketball coach Kareem Richardson

Posted: 1:41 PM, Mar 17, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-17 14:46:54-04
UMKC Kareem Richardson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The University of Missouri-Kansas City has decided to part ways with men's basketball coach Kareem Richardson.

Director of Athletics Brandon E. Martin, Ph.D., says "We have decided to move in a different direction with our men's basketball program consistent with our overall goal of comprehensive excellence. I am thankful for Coach Richardson's service to the UMKC men's basketball program for the past six seasons."

Richardson was hired in March 2013. He had an overall won-lost record of 75-118 as UMKC's coach.

He had previously served as an assistant on Louisville's national championship team in 2013. He also worked as an assistant at Drake, Evansville, Indiana State and Xavier, as well as an earlier stint as an assistant at UMKC.

Martin did not announce a timeline for the university to find his replacement.

"We will be expeditious but thorough in our search for the next leader of our men's basketball program," Martin said.