Ga. coach Felton fired after UF game


Published: Thursday, January 29, 2009 at 10:47 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 29, 2009 at 10:47 a.m.

ATHENS, Ga. — Dennis Felton has been fired as Georgia’s basketball coach, one day after the team lost by 26 points at Florida for its seventh straight defeat.

A person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press that Felton’s ouster would be announced by athletic director Damon Evans at a news conference Thursday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the announcement had not been made.

Georgia is 9-11 and 0-5 in the Southeastern Conference.

Felton had an 84-91 record and was in his sixth season at Georgia. His team won the SEC tournament last year, but was knocked out of the NCAAs in the first round. He coached five seasons at Western Kentucky before taking the Georgia job in 2003.

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