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Breaking News: BU Assistant Coach Steve Merfeld Leaves the Hilltop

Shocking news out of Bradley today as third year men’s basketball assistant coach and former Evansville head coach Steve Merfeld leaves the program. It’s not common to see a coaching change, especially at the assistant ranks, only 7 games into the season. Merfeld and Les have both released comments straight from the PR crisis managment handbook (courtesy of BradleyHoops.com):

“I have a lot of respect for Steve and appreciate everything he has given to our program the last two and a half years,” Les’ remarks read. “We understand his decision to step away at this time. We support that decision and wish him the best of luck as he moves forward.”

“I appreciate my time at Bradley University and the opportunity given to me by Coach Les,” it read. “I respect and understand the challenges of building a championship team and Jim and I agree a change was the right thing at this time. Bradley University is a special place with terrific fans. I wish Coach Les, the staff and the young men in the program nothing but the best.”

BradleyHoops.com writer Dave Reynolds speculates that the open position could fall to current Director of Basketball Operations, Kyle Vogt.  We’ll get you more info as it becomes available.

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