Tempe, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Arizona State has fired men's basketball coach Herb Sendek.
In a statement released Tuesday, ASU vice president for university athletics Ray Anderson cited the lack of competitiveness by the program as the main reason for the move.
"I have informed Herb Sendek that he will not be retained as the head men's basketball coach at Arizona State University," said Anderson. "This has not been an easy decision for me.
"We have a four-prong approach when it comes to evaluating all of our head coaches: integrity, academics, performance and fan affinity advancement. Herb has been a true leader in the first two categories and his dedication to ensuring our student-athletes become successful young men has been unrivaled.
"However, our athletics department, university and community expect our men's basketball program to compete consistently for Pac-12 titles, make regular trips to the NCAA Tournament, keep the best in-state talent, and energize our fans and donors. Unfortunately, we have fallen short of these expectations."
Sendek's squad went 18-16 this season, losing in the second round of the NIT to Richmond. The Sun Devils were 9-9 in Pac-12 play.
Overall, Sendek went 159-137 in nine years at ASU, earning conference coach of the year honors in 2009-10. He took the Sun Devils to the NCAA Tournament just twice, first in 2009 and again in 2014.
In 22 seasons as a head coach, which also includes 10 seasons at NC State and three years at Miami-Ohio, Sendek's record is 413-295.