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The University of Missouri--Kansas City fired head men's basketball coach Matt Brown, the school announced Tuesday.

The Kangaroos finished 8-24 this season and went 5-11 in Summit League action.

"Matt ran our men's basketball program with dignity," UMKC athletic director Tim Hall said. "He put student-athlete welfare and academics in the forefront. The coaches and student-athletes have represented UMKC and Kansas City in a first class manner under his watch, and I personally wish him nothing but the best."

Brown helmed four 20-loss seasons in his six seasons.

"I have six years of head coaching experience," Brown said, according to the Kansas City Star. "What more can I ask for?"

According to the Star, candidates to replace Brown could include Louisville assistant coach Kareem Richardson, South Carolina associate head coach Brad Underwood and Southern Illinois associate coach Tom Hankins.

Next season, UMKC joins the Western Athletic Conference.
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