Mike Lonergan dismissed as George Washington conduct manager amid probe

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George Washington has dismissed men’s basketball manager Mike Lonergan, sources with approach believe of a conditions reliable to ESPN’s Andy Katz on Friday night.

USA Today was initial to news news of Lonergan’s firing.

The preference comes dual months after a university non-stop an review into allegations Lonergan was verbally and emotionally violent to his players.

The university brought in outward warn as partial of a investigation, observant it was “undertaking a Title IX review” though that “some of a reported allegations go over a range of Title IX.”

In a news by a Washington Post in July, mixed former players and staff members pronounced Lonergan, 50, customarily abused his players verbally and emotionally in his assessments and critiques of them, formulating an descent sourroundings and causing many of them to leave a module as a result.

According to a Post, Lonergan told one contestant he belonged in a “transgender league” and suggested that another’s son would perpetually rest on open assistance.

One former player, according to a Post, pronounced he indispensable therapy to cope after his time personification for Lonergan.

Lonergan’s attorney, Scott Tompsett, denied a allegations, revelation ESPN in Jul that a Post essay was “full of lies and half-truths.”

News of Lonergan’s banishment left members of a George Washington staff in startle Friday, sources told Katz.

According to a sources, a group — that has 8 new players, including 7 freshmen — and staff had grown good chemistry during a summer outing to Japan and were vehement about a upperclassmen care for a season.

A source told ESPN that Lonergan left campus during midday Friday and didn’t tell anyone why. George Washington also had a partisan on campus for an central revisit Friday and Lonergan suddenly didn’t uncover adult for cooking with him, a source said.

Lonergan led a module to a NCAA contest in 2014 and a NIT championship final season. Thirteen players eliminated from George Washington in Lonergan’s five-year tenure.

Information from ESPN’s Jeff Borzello and Myron Medcalf was used in this report.

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