Notre Dame males’s basketball coach Mike Brey wrapped up his ultimate house recreation with the Fighting Irish on Wednesday evening and secured an 88-81 upset victory over Pittsburgh.
Brey will information Notre Dame in opposition to Clemson earlier than the ACC Tournament begins. The Fighting Irish are 11-19 total this season and would wish to win out to safe an computerized bid within the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament later this month.
After the sport, Brey was noticed at a bar in South Bend. He stated on Tuesday he can be partying after the sport win or lose.
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“We’re closing that sucker,” he stated in a video recorded on the Linebacker Lounge, in keeping with ESPN. “There ain’t no curfew.”
Brey took over the top teaching job at Notre Dame for Matt Doherty in 2000. He led the Fighting Irish to a daily season Big East Championship and an NCAA Tournament in his first 12 months. Notre Dame made the event 13 occasions below Brey.
He introduced in January he would retire following the tip of the season however didn’t fairly shut the door on teaching altogether.
“Definitely not done coaching,” Brey advised Stadium final month.
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Notre Dame and Brey introduced in January that the coach of 23 years in South Bend, Indiana, can be leaving this system after the season.
“It has been a great run for me and our program over the past two decades, but it is time for a new voice to lead this group into the future,” Brey stated in a launch. “I want to thank our student-athletes, assistant coaches and support staff who have played such a key role in the culture we have created.”
Brey is the all-time winningest coach within the historical past of this system.
“Mike (Brey) and I have talked often in recent years about a future transition in the program’s leadership and during our most recent conversation we reached the mutual conclusion that the end of this season represented the right time,” stated University Vice President and James E. Rohr Director of Athletics Jack Swarbrick in January.
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“That Mike (Brey) is the winningest coach in the 119-year history of Notre Dame men’s basketball speaks to his skill as a teacher of the game. His even greater legacy, however, lies in his achievements as an educator and mentor of the young men who played for him. In that sense, he represents this university as well as any coach I have worked with during my time at Notre Dame. And for that reason, I look forward to working with Mike to define his future role within Notre Dame Athletics.”
Fox News’ Joe Morgan contributed to this report.