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Conroy's premature reported firing made athletic director 'sick to my stomach'

Tulane finished the 2015-16 season with a 12-22 overall record. (NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) Tulane finished the 2015-16 season with a 12-22 overall record. (NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

Monday morning, Tulane Athletic Director Troy Dannen relieved Ed Conroy of his duties as Head Basketball Coach. Conroy still had one year left on his contract.

During the middle of Friday's contest with Houston, numerous reports came out that Conroy was getting fired. Tulane went on to win the American Conference Tournament quarterfinal game 72-69.

Monday afternoon, Dannen met with media and apologized to Conroy for the leaked information.

"I have so much distaste for what happened last week," Dannen said. "Ed has done nothing but carry himself as a consummate gentleman, with high character and high integrity. For someone in our department to speak to the media, when they had no authorization to speak about a decision that hasn't been made, about a conversation I hadn't had with the coach, made me sick to my stomach. Ed is family, the guys on the team, everyone in this institution deserves better. I have a problem to fix."

This past season under Conroy, the Green Wave posted a 12-22 overall record, including a mark of 3-15 in league games, and a 10th-place finish in the American.  In six seasons, he compiled an overall record of 92-103.

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