Carroll will not return as Denver coach after absence

DENVER -- Terry Carroll will not return as basketball coach
for Denver, athletic director Peg Bradley-Doppes said.

"Coach Carroll took an extended leave of absence in December
and subsequently, we determined that a change in leadership for our
men's basketball program was necessary," Bradley-Doppes said
Friday. "We thank Coach Carroll for his efforts over the last six

The reasons for Carroll's leave have not been disclosed, but
Bradley-Doppes has said Carroll did not return a series of phone
calls since he left the team.

Assistant coach Kevin Reynolds will continue as interim head
coach while a national search gets under way for a new coach,
Bradley-Doppes said.

The Pioneers finished the season 4-24 overall and 3-15 in the
Sun Belt Conference. They lost 83-67 to Louisiana-Monroe in the
first round of the conference tournament Wednesday.

A phone number for Carroll could not be found.