Joe Karlgaard Statement on Men's Basketball Coaching Position

March 21, 2017

HOUSTON, Texas - Rice Director of Athletics Joe Karlgaard released a statement on the status of the head men's basketball coach position.

"Let me thank Coach Rhoades for a terrific three years leading our men’s basketball program. He helped show us what’s possible at Rice, and I believe we can, and will, reach even greater heights. We wish Mike, Jodie, and the entire Rhoades family our best as they head back to Richmond.

We have a strong, talented, high character group of young men on this team. I will move quickly to hire a head coach that will continue and enhance their development and will seize upon the positive momentum of this season. I will have no further comment until the search is complete."





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