The Inexperienced Wave ended the season with a 21-game shedding streak to complete 4-27, essentially the most losses within the faculty’s historical past.
Halfway by means of that shedding streak, Tulane athletic director Troy Dannen gave Dunleavy a vote of confidence.
“Mike Dunleavy’s not going anyplace,” Dannen stated in February. “This has been a troublesome season, however I’m as optimistic about this system in the present day as I used to be after I employed Mike three years in the past.”
However Dunleavy’s three seasons on the Tulane helm definitely did not go as he or Dannen anticipated. The Inexperienced Wave completed 6-25 in his first season, improved to 14-17 final 12 months, however stumbled badly this 12 months. Dunleavy finishes with a 24-69 mark at Tulane.
Dunleavy, who had three years remaining on his contract, performed 14 seasons within the NBA and had a 613-716 file in 17 seasons as an NBA coach for the Bucks, Lakers, Path Blazers and Clippers. He gained NBA coach of the 12 months honors with Portland in 1999.
It might be unfair to put the whole blame on Dunleavy for Tulane’s latest shortcomings. The Inexperienced Wave misplaced 22 video games the season earlier than he arrived and haven’t certified for the NCAA match since 1995.