After taking over the Tigers basketball team six seasons ago, head coach Jeff Lebo has been fired by Auburn's athletic department.
He had three years remaining on his contract, and a buyout is estimated at $1.5 million.
Lebo had just two winning seasons in the six years he coached at Auburn, and only once has he had a winning record within in the SEC.
Just last year Lebo coached the Tigers to his season best 24-12 record, matching the second-most wins in school history and a 10-6 mark in the Southeastern Conference.
Unfortunately his teams have not fared well when playing conference foes. Overall he was 35-61 within the SEC.
Lebo's best success was during his two first coaching positions.
He was 74-42 in four seasons at Tennessee Tech and 40-20 in two seasons at Chattanooga.
He came in for the 2004-2005 season, replacing former head coach Cliff Ellis, but his chances at success diminished when several of Ellis' top players left.
Lebo's last game with the Tigers was a 78-69 loss to Florida in the SEC Tournament on Thursday night.
The Tigers were a disappointing 15-17 this season, even after returning several key players from a team that went 24-12 in 2008.
Lebo leaves Auburn just as their team moves to a new home.
The university is putting the finishing touches on the brand-new $90-million Auburn Arena which will be put into use next year.
Jeff Lebo's Record at Auburn
Year Overall SEC
2004-05 14-17 4-12
2005-06 12-16 4-12
2006-07 17-15 7-9
2007-08 14-16 4-12
2008-09 24-12 10-6
2009-10 15-17 6-10
Total 96-93 35-61
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