Lorenzo Romar’s fate — a hot-topic of debate this season — is once again in the news as a report claims he’ll return next season at Washington while the Huskies say they’re still evaluating their long-time coach.
Citing unnamed sources, Yahoo!’s Pat Forde reports Romar will return in 2017-18 for his 16th season at UW after a year in which the Huskies are 9-21 and finished 11th in the Pac-12 at 2-16. It’s Washington’s worst conference record since the league began playing 18 games in 1978-79.
According to Forde: “Romar has signed the No. 1 player in the class of 2017, Michael Porter Jr., and although past recruiting coups have not resulted in great on-court success, the school is unwilling to pay his $3.5 million buyout. Romar is well-liked at Washington, which also has helped his cause.”
When asked Tuesday night about Forde’s report, a UW spokesperson said: “There’s no confirmation on any of that. We’re evaluating the program as the season goes along, which is what we’ve said from the start.”