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Pitt reportedly parts ways with basketball coach Kevin Stallings

According to Jon Rothstein, a college basketball insider for CBS Sports: Pittsburgh has parted ways with basketball coach Kevin Stallings. This comes mere hours after a report that Pitt athletic director Heather Lyke, Stallings and attorneys were set to meet Thursday morning. That meeting was reportedly set to discuss a buyout.

According to Colin Dunlap of 93.7 The Fan, the buyout for Kevin Stallings was set at $9.4 million; however, multiple Pitt sources insisted a $7.5 million offer was made and declined.

This news comes out two days after Pitt was eliminated from the ACC Tournament, which capped a 19-game losing streak for the Panthers. Pitt is the second ACC basketball team to finish with an 0-18 conference record.

Kevin Stalling coached Pitt for only two seasons; in that span of time, the Panthers went 24-41 overall — a win percentage of 36.9 percent. The Stallings-led Pitt teams went just 4-32 (11.1 percent) in the ACC.

Prior to arriving in Pittsburgh, Stallings coached Vanderbilt for 17 seasons. In that time, Vanderbilt made seven NCAA Tournament appearances.

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