The Orlando Antigua era at South Florida is over.
On Tuesday, the school announced that Antigua had been relieved of his duties as head coach of the the Bulls. The school also says that assistant coach Murry Bartow will serve as interim head coach for the rest of the season.
It’s been a sad fall for Antigua since his days at Kentucky. The former Wildcats assistant coach left to become the head man at USA after spending the previous six seasons under John Calipari, one of which being with the Memphis Tigers before a five-year run at UK that included a national title and three Final Fours.
But his first head-coaching gig would end up being an utter disaster, highlighted by an academic scandal that led to his brother, Oliver, resigning from his position after being the focus of the NCAA’s investigation.
Orlando has also lost a host of players to transfer or dismissal during his time there, which has helped lead to a 23-55 record in 2.5 years.
Hopefully, Antigua will bounce back as an assistant with another program.