Lee let go as Louisiana-Lafayette hoops coach

Mar 9, 2010 - 5:56 PM LAFAYETTE, La.(AP) -- Louisiana-Lafayette is looking for a new coach.

The university says it will not renew the expiring contract of Ragin' Cajuns coach Robert Lee.

The Cajuns had an overall record of 13-16 this season, losing to Louisiana-Monroe in the first round of the Sun Belt Conference tournament.

Lee has been with Louisiana-Lafayette for 14 years, including the last six years as head coach.

Athletic Director David Walker says it's "painful" to let Lee go because of his loyalty and commitment to improving the program's academic standing.

Lee won the Sun Belt in his first season as head coach, but inherited academic problems that resulted in a lost scholarship for each of his last three seasons.

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