In the weeks since Mike Dunleavy Sr. received a public show of support from his boss, the Tulane men’s basketball team extended its losing streak another nine games.
That proved to be the final stretch of games for Dunleavy as coach because the school and Dunleavy have decided to part ways with three seasons remaining on his six-year deal, a source told NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune. The school will announce his departure Saturday (March 16).
The Tulane season ended with a losing streak of 21 games and an overall record of 4-27. The 27 losses are the most in the history of a program that began in 1905. Dunleavy’s .258 winning percentage (24-69) is the second-poorest among all coaches in school history.
The only coach with a poorer winning percentage is Ted Lendhardt, whose 1963-64 team lost the first 22 games before beating LSU in the final game for a 1-22 record (.043).