Illinois Fires Head Basketball Coach Bruce Weber

Illinois fired Bruce Weber Friday, one day after the Illini lost to Iowa in the first round of the Big Ten tournament, the coach told ESPN.com.

Weber will not coach in the NIT — if the Illini (17-15 overall, 6-12 Big Ten) were to be selected — or in any other postseason tournament.

Weber said recently that the buyout on his contract is $3.9 million.

Weber coached the Illini to the Sweet 16 and NCAA championship game in his first two years in Champaign, losing to North Carolina in the 2005 national final.

Source: ESPN