Mississippi State has fired Rick Ray as its men’s basketball coach.
“After much thought and deliberation, I have made the decision to replace Rick Ray,” said Mississippi State athletic director Scott Stricklin. “This has been a difficult decision, as I have the utmost respect for Rick, and I am highly appreciative of the effort he put forth in leading our basketball program. … However, the on-court results have not been satisfactory.”
Ray was an assistant at Clemson when Mississippi State hired him.
This development leaves two openings in the SEC.
The other is at Alabama.