Rodney Billups era for DU men’s basketball comes to an end – The Denver Post
The Rodney Billups era has come to an end at the University of Denver.
The school decided to make a change in leadership for the Pioneers men’s basketball program after Billups’ five-year contract expired at the end of the past season, said Karlton Creech, DU’s vice chancellor for athletics, recreation and Ritchie Center operations.
“We are thankful for Rodney’s service and dedication to the program and its student-athletes,” Creech said in a news release. “We wish him and his family the best in his future endeavors.”
Billups, 38, tallied a 48-94 record (23-53 in Summit League play) as the Pioneers’ head coach through five seasons. DU was 31-29 in his first two years, including his sole postseason win in 2018 against Oral Roberts. But the program struggled in his final three years, winning just 19 games over that span, capped off by a 2-19 record this past season.
DU will conduct a national search for his replacement.
Billups, a standout point guard at George Washington High School and the younger brother of former Nuggets star Chauncey Billups, starred for the Pioneers from 2002-05. He served as an assistant coach for the Colorado Buffaloes under Tad Boyle from 2012-16.
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