Fordham fires basketball coach in 7th season

(AP) - Dereck Whittenburg has been fired in his seventhseason as the basketball coach at Fordham after the Rams' 1-4 start.Athletic director Frank McLaughlin announced

FORDHAM - (AP) - Dereck Whittenburg has been fired in his seventhseason as the basketball coach at Fordham after the Rams' 1-4 start.

Athletic director Frank McLaughlin announced the move Thursdayand said assistant coach Jared Grasso will take over on an interimbasis.

Whittenburg, the player who took the long shot that led to thewinning basket for North Carolina State and Jim Valvano in the 1983championship game, was 69-112 at Fordham.

His only season with an over-.500 record was 2006-07, when theRams went 18-12. Fordham was 3-25 last season, including 1-15 inthe Atlantic 10.

Whittenburg was head coach at Wagner for four seasons beforegoing to Fordham. He led the Seahawks to the NCAA tournament in2003.

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