Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Gonzo, Seton Hall Settle Financially

The last connection between former Manhattan coach Bobby Gonzalez and college basketball has finally been severed.

Seton Hall University, the most-recent stop for Gonzalez, has settled a wrongful termination lawsuit brought by its former coach.

Gonzalez claimed that he had been owed two years of salary upon his termination for a variety issues. Terms of the settlement are confidential.

Gonzalez is known for his brash, aggressive style and was fired March 17 after Seton Hall lost in the opening round of the NIT. School officials referred to off-court problems when they announced his firing.

Readers of this forum know that your blogger has heaped considerable criticism on Gonzalez in the past. In more than 35 years of covering college basketball, Gonzalez was without question my least favorite coach to deal with. And, yours truly wasn't alone in that assessment. The bombastic, control-freak coach wore out relationships wherever he has been in the profession.

His recent woes, though, all but ensure he won't ever coach again at the college level and the sport is the better for that.

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