If you had either Norm Roberts or Fred Hill as the first Big East head coach fired in your office pools, your bubble has just burst.
In an absolutely stunning turn of events, Bobby Gonzalez is no longer the head coach at Seton Hall, who, according to Brendan Prunty of the Newark Star-Ledger, was dismissed by the university this morning after four years at the helm of the Pirates, who he guided into the NIT this year. Seton Hall was soundly defeated by Texas Tech at the Prudential Center in its NIT opener last night by the final of 87-69 in a game that featured Seton Hall forward Herb Pope's ejection after literally dealing a low blow to a Texas Tech player during the first half, not to mention Gonzalez receiving his seventh technical foul of the season later in the game.
Gonzalez's dismissal will be further explained by Seton Hall athletic director Joe Quinlan in a 2:00 conference call later this afternoon, and I will update this breaking story as quickly as possible. Gonzalez had just signed a contract extension in September of last year.
On a side note, Robert "Stix" Mitchell, who was kicked off the team before Seton Hall's invitation to the NIT, may have been involved in an altercation last night while the Pirates were in action. This will also be updated as more information becomes available.