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Reactions to the Bill Courtney dismissal

As many of you know, Cornell University decided not to renew the contract of men’s basketball coach Bill Courtney. This obviously means the beginning of a new era for Cornell Basketball, and it also means the end of an old one. Here is a compilation of reactions to the dismissal across the Cornell community:

Barry Leonard:

In responding to others who have tweeted I also want to thank coach Bill Courtney for 6 memorable years. A class guy who truly cared! — Barry Leonard (@BarryLeonard3) March 15, 2016

Thomas Fleischman:

@AmyDCronin @Cornell_SID One of the really, really good guys I had the pleasure of working with in my tenure at the IJ. Class act … — Thomas Fleischman (@TomF_Ithaca) March 14, 2016

Cornell SID Jeremy Hartigan:

Nick Karski:

That said, I wish nothing but the best for Bill Courtney. Was always accommodating to us media folks, and VERY well-respected on East Hill. — Nick Karski (@Nick_Karski) March 15, 2016

David Metzendorf:

Coach Courtney is the most genuine, insightful, & intelligent person I’ve been around. He’s been my mentor since I was a 19 year old manager — David Metzendorf (@Coach_Dooz) March 14, 2016

… And like the players he’s coached, he’s helped me grow as a person. Can’t thank him enough for the impact he’s had on my life — David Metzendorf (@Coach_Dooz) March 14, 2016

Jon Jacques:

Would be shocked to find many people, let alone D1 head coaches, who are genuinely better human beings than Bill Courtney… — Jon Jaques (@CoachJonJaques) March 14, 2016

Matt Morgan:

Love you Coach Courtney. Thanks for giving me and my teammates a chance. — Matt Morgan (@TheRealMM10) March 14, 2016

Robert Hatter:

Love you Coach. — Robert Hatter (@HatterForThree) March 14, 2016

Devin Cherry:

SMH — Devin Cherry (@d_sm000vee) March 14, 2016

Cornell Basketball Blog:

Bill is such a good person, but results cannot be refuted.Cornell was a bad team in wrong direction, it is time to hit that refresh button. — Cornell_BB_Blog (@Cornell_BB_Blog) March 14, 2016

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