The 2009-10 season is now over for the Seton Hall men's basketball team after its 87-69 loss to Texas Tech in the first round of the NIT on Tuesday.
At the beginning of the season there was much hope for this Pirates team, which had many incoming transfers and returning starters.
Many fans believed that this could be the year that Seton Hall finally would finally finish in the upper half of the Big East standings and make its first NCAA tournament in four years.
However, things have not gone as planned.
The team announced Wednesday that coach Bobby Gonzalez had been dismissed. Gonzalez was dealing with more than just the loss, too, as Pirates player Robert Mitchell, whom Gonzalez kicked off the team last weekend, was arrested Tuesday on kidnapping and robbery charges.
The Pirates are now going in the opposite direction, and instead of their future being bright, it looks like it will be very dim for another few seasons to come.
Here are five things Seton Hall must do to make sure the program keeps moving forward in the right direction.