Andy Kennedy to step down at Ole Miss after the season

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The news comes one day ahead of Kennedy's 400th career game at Ole Miss.

"I've always prided myself in being direct and being accountable". "I also know that it is time for a new voice and a new vision for this program moving forward".

Kennedy is the winningest coach in program history, with a 245-154 record (.614 winning percentage) and nine 20-win seasons, two NCAA Tournament appearances and two NIT Final Fours. The Rebels won the 2013 Southeastern Conference tournament championship and have made the NCAA tournament twice under Kennedy.

Ole Miss has hit the ground running toward building a nice 2019 recruiting class as the Rebels have just added commitment No. 8 less than a week after the 2018 class became official.

"I have too much respect for this university".

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For the first decade of his Ole Miss tenure, Kennedy's team played in the Tad Smith Coliseum, a 50-year-old arena so obsolete that he was reticent to show it to recruits. "I'm at complete peace with this decision".

Andy Kennedy and AD Ross Bjork hold news conference to announce departure.

The Andy Kennedy era at Ole Miss is reportedly coming to an end.

Jordan (5 feet 10, 175 pounds), from Lake Cormorant (Miss.) High, committed within a week of receiving his offer from Ole Miss; it was his first offer from a Power Five school.

Prior to arriving in Oxford, the 1986 Mississippi Player of the Year played at N.C. State for Jim Valvano and later transferred to Gene Bartow's UAB team. He served as the Bearcats' interim head coach in 2005-06 before making his Ole Miss debut in 2006-07. Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com and Gary Parrish of CBS Sports also reported that Kennedy will be leaving.

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