Brownell to return next season as Clemson basketball coach

Clemson posted a record of 17-16 in Brownell's seventh season. The Tigers ended the season with a home court loss to Oakland in the first round of the NIT.

CLEMSON (WSPA) – Brad Brownell will return as the men’s basketball coach at Clemson for the 2017-18 season.

Director of Athletics Dan Radakovich announced in a statement Monday morning that Brownell would return after the two met over the weekend to review the just-completed season.

Clemson posted a record of 17-16 in Brownell’s seventh season. The Tigers ended the season with a home court loss to Oakland in the first round of the NIT.

“Both of us believe strongly that we should have achieved more this season and Brad is candid with his own critique and assessment,” said Radakovich in his statement. “As we move forward, I expect Brad to make changes in the program to better position us for success.”

Brownell has an overall record at Clemson of 124-103. He led the Tigers to a berth in the NCAA Tournament in his first season, but the team has not qualified for a spot since that appearance.

Statement from Dan Radakovich, Clemson Director of Athletics

“As part of a comprehensive season-ending review and evaluation, I met for several hours with Brad Brownell to review the recently completed season and to look ahead to 2017-2018. Both of us believe strongly that we should have achieved more this season and Brad is candid with his own critique and assessment. As we move forward, I expect Brad to make changes in the program to better position us for success. He continues to represent Clemson University with integrity and class, and we will continue to do all that we can to help him as we expect to achieve consistent success with our men’s basketball program.”

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