Mike Adras, nine games into his 13th season as the Northern Arizona men's basketball team, resigned Friday.
NAU released a statement saying Adras would "pursue other opportunities." He had a 193-170 record as a head coach, including a 2-7 mark this year. He was an assistant coach at NAU for seven years before taking over the program in 1999 after Ben Howland was hired at Pittsburgh.
"Coach Adras has been a valuable member of the NAU and Flagstaff community for 20 years," said NAU President John Haeger. "We thank him for all he has contributed to the basketball program and to the university, and we and wish him the best in his future endeavors."
Athletics director Jim Fallis announced that Dave Brown, a long-time NAU employee, will serve as interim head coach while a search for a permanent replacement is conducted.
"It's important to maintain stability in the program, and I'm confident in Dave's abilities," Fallis said.
Brown is a member of the NAU Athletics Hall of Fame and for...