Milwaukee fires Rob Jeter following 20-win season

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Milwaukee has fired head coach Rob Jeter, according to multiple reports Thursday.

In 11 seasons at Milwaukee, Jeter led the Panthers to five seasons with 20 or more wins, including this past season that resulted in a 20-13 record. Milwaukee reached the NCAA Tournament twice under Jeter and won two regular season Horizon League titles in 2006 and 2014.

Milwaukee earned bids to the 2016 CIT and CBI but was denied a berth by its athletic director.

“Rob has always put the interests of our student-athletes first and has represented our program and the university with class over the last 11 years. I thank him and his staff for their contributions,” athletic director Amanda Braun said in a statement.  “After a thorough review, I have decided that a change in leadership of our men’s basketball program is needed to help us achieve our goal of consistently being a top program in the Horizon League.”

Jeter leaves Milwaukee with a 183-169 career record.

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