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AD Pat Kraft speaks on Christian firing: “The program is not headed in the right direction”

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Boston College athletics has released a statement on the firing of men’s basketball coach Jim Christian.

From Athletic Director Pat Kraft:

”I know that Jim gave everything that he had into leading our program and mentoring our student-athletes.

Ultimately, the program is not headed in the right direction and though I hesitate to make a mid-season coaching change in any sport, now is the right time for us to look forward. We wish Jim and his family all the best in their future endeavors and thank them for their service to Boston College.”

”Scott Spinelli will serve as interim head coach for the remainder of the season, and I am confident that our student-athletes will compete hard down the stretch in this most unusual year with our full support. We will begin a national search immediately to find a new leader of our young men on the Heights.”

We will update the homepage with more information about the firing of Jim Christian and BC’s coaching search as it becomes available.