Report: Jim Christian expected to return to Boston College

According to a tweet from Pete Thamel of Yahoo! Sports, Boston College is expected to retain head basketball coach Jim Christian for the 2019-20 season. From the outside, there appeared to be some momentum that Christian would not return to BC after his fifth season with the program; in 2018-19, the Eagles went just 14-17.

Under Christian, Boston College has gone 62-100 (38.3 percent win percentage). The Eagles have yet to post a winning record in ACC play — going 18-72 against conference opponents in the regular season — with Christian as head coach. Boston College has just one winning season under Christian, too, which came last year.

With Jerome Robinson and Ky Bowman leading the way, Boston College went 19-16 before losing in the first round of the NIT to Western Kentucky. That team also ranked 52nd in adjusted offensive efficiency, per KenPom.

After Robinson went to the NBA — selected 13th overall in the 2018 NBA Draft — Bowman could only do but so much. Boston College’s season ended on the opening night of the 2019 ACC Tournament, falling to Pittsburgh 80-70.

Bowman is a junior and could depart for the NBA Draft this year, too, which would be another significant blow for Boston College.