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La Salle Has Parted Ways With Head Coach John Giannini

A detail of the net and basket prior to the Georgetown Hoyas playing against the Cincinnati Bearcats during the quaterfinals of the Big East Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden.

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Just 12 teams are left standing in college basketball right now. It is the offseason for most programs.

That means that the coaching carousel is up and moving. Jobs are opening and filling up all over the country.

La Salle is the latest program to have a coaching opening. Explorers head coach John Giannini has stepped down according to the school after 14 seasons.

The most memorable year of Giannini's tenure came in 2013, when the Explorers reached the Sweet Sixteen.

For his time at La Salle, Giannini went 212-226, with one NCAA Tournament appearance and one trip to the NIT. He coached for eight seasons at Maine prior to that, going 125-111.

After a stint as an assistant at Illinois from 1987-89, Giannini got his head coaching career started at Division III Rowan University in Glassboro, N.J. He led the Profs for seven seasons, compiling a remarkable 168-38 record.

Giannini took Rowan to three Division III Final Fours and won the national championship in 1996.

Giannini is also known for holding a doctorate in kinesiology with a specialization in sports psychology from Illinois.