Brent Stecker

College basketball experts, UW insiders react to Huskies’ firing of head coach Lorenzo Romar

After 15 years with Lorenzo Romar as coach, the Huskies are now searching for his replacement. (AP)

There is usually a lot to unpack when a coach is fired following a 15-year tenure with a team, and that is especially the case at it pertains to Lorenzo Romar and the Washington Huskies.

A day after UW athletic director Jen Cohen decided to move on from Romar and search for a replacement, the dust is still settling around the story. The biggest question is whether the reported decision of top recruit Michael Porter Jr. and his dad, Romar’s assistant coach Michael Porter Sr., to join new Missouri coach Cuonzo Martin had anything to do with Romar’s dismissal. A report by Bleacher Report’s Jordan Schultz stated that was the case, but Washington associate athletic director Carter Henderson responded on Twitter that it is “100% inaccurate.”

There’s still much more to the story, and 710 ESPN Seattle has it all covered. Below are links to every interview on the station with insiders and college basketball analysts on what led to Washington’s decision to let Romar go, how it will impact the current team and incoming recruits, and who the next Husky basketball coach may be.

• Former Washington basketball star Donald Watts jumped on with “Danny, Dave and Moore” shortly after Wednesday’s announcement and talked about why Romar’s style didn’t suit the type of one-and-done star recruits he had been able to bring to UW. (Audio)

• CBS analyst and radio host Doug Gottlieb joined “Brock and Salk” on Thursday morning and explained why firing Romar was a “bold move” and the many reasons that made it such a hard decision. (Audio)

• ESPN college basketball analyst Seth Greenberg was also on “Brock and Salk” and talked about who Washington may be targeting to lead the program as Romar’s replacement. (Audio)

• 710 ESPN Seattle’s Brock Huard talked to “Danny, Dave and Moore” about the legacy Romar leaves at UW after 15 years at the helm of the program. (Audio)

• Former Husky basketball player and current Nathan Hale assistant coach Jamal Williams talked to John Clayton about what made Romar a “player’s coach.” (Audio)

About the Author

Brent Stecker

Brent Stecker is the assistant editor of and additionally provides coverage of Husky football and the Mariners for the site. He joined the MyNorthwest team in 2013 after six years of covering sports for The Wenatchee World. Hailing from Ephrata, Wash., he is also an avid musician. Follow Brent: @Stecker710


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