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University of Arkansas Athletic Director Hunter Yurachek thanked the UA board of trustees for its support "through the process" in his decision to fire Mike Anderson as the Razorbacks' head basketball coach on Tuesday.

"Thank you so much for helping me see that through," Yurachek told the trustees Wednesday during their meeting in Hot Springs.

Yurachek declined to comment to reporters at the meeting, and unlike previous Arkansas athletic directors, he is not holding a news conference with the media to answer questions after firing a football or men's basketball coach.

[RELATED: Former Razorbacks coach Nolan Richardson sad, not angry over Mike Anderson firing]

In an Arkansas news release announcing Anderson's firing, Yurachek said he would conduct a national search for a new basketball coach and would not comment on the process until Anderson's replacement is hired.

"In an effort to most effectively identify and secure our next head coach, I do not plan on providing further comment related to our search until its completion," Yurachek said. "I appreciate the understanding and support of all Razorback fans as we move forward in this process."

Yurachek is making his first high-profile coaching hire since becoming Arkansas' athletic director on Dec. 4, 2017.

Courtney Steinbock, the women's tennis coach, is the only coach Yurachek has hired at Arkansas. He also hired her at Houston, where he was the athletic director before coming to Arkansas.

Sports on 03/28/2019

Print Headline: Hogs AD Yurachek thanks trustees for supporting decision to fire Mike Anderson

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Archived Comments

  • Bustea11
    March 28, 2019 at 10:20 a.m.

    I have a feeling the “Trustees” had more input in Anderson’s firing than just supporting Yurachek’s decision. Do you really believe we, as alumni, are blind to the way decisions are made?

  • MaxCady
    March 29, 2019 at 5:49 p.m.

    Was it the "trustees" or those "major donors" that Homer Hall is always alluding to that are pulling the strings up there?

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