Holy Cross fires men’s basketball coach Milan Brown

SYRACUSE, NY - NOVEMBER 28: Head coach Milan Brown of the Holy Cross Crusaders looks on against the Syracuse Orange during the first half at the Carrier Dome on November 28, 2014 in Syracuse, New York. (Photo by Rich Barnes/Getty Images)
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Milan Brown’s final game was a loss to Bucknell in the Patriot League quarterfinals Thursday.

Holy Cross and men’s basketball coach Milan Brown are parting ways.

Director of athletics Nathan Pine announced Friday that Brown has been relieved of his duties.

“I am disappointed that we must make this change, but the success of our men’s basketball program has not been commensurate with our competitive expectations under Coach Brown’s leadership,” said Pine.


“I thank Coach Brown for all his efforts at Holy Cross and his many contributions to the college community.”

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The decision comes on the heels of Thursday’s 90-83 loss to Bucknell in the Patriot League tournament quarterfinals. The loss secured a fourth losing season in six years for the Crusaders, who finished the year 14-16, including a 3-12 mark away from home.

Since taking over in 2010, Brown put together an overall record of 69-83 (.454). Holy Cross went just 42-43 against league foes during that span.

The search for a new coach will begin immediately, according to the school.