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Boston College parts ways with men’s basketball coach Jim Christian

Scott Spinelli will be the team's interim coach for the remainder of the season.

Jim Christian was relieved from his duties as Boston College's men's basketball coach on Monday.

Boston College has fired men’s basketball coach Jim Christian, the school announced Monday.

Christian ends his seven-year tenure at BC with an overall record of 78-132 (.371), including an Atlantic Coast Conference record of 26-94 (.217).

“I know that Jim gave everything that he had into leading our program and mentoring our student-athletes,” Director of Athletics Pat Kraft said in a release. “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.”


Some highlights for Christian include a 19-win season in 2017-18, a win over No. 1 Duke that year, a trip to the quarterfinals of the 2018 ACC Championship, and a bid to the National Invitation Tournament.

BC was 14-17 two years ago and 13-19 last year. The Eagles are currently 3-13 this season and 1-9 in the ACC.

Scott Spinelli will serve as interim head coach for the rest of the season.

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