Moser, who had three years remaining on his existing contract, led
the Redbirds to a 51-67 (.432) record in his four seasons at
Illinois State, including a 1-4 mark at the conference tournament.
His winning percentage is the third-lowest by an ISU head basketball
coach and lowest by a head coach with more than two seasons on the
"This isn't about wins and losses from a particular season,"
said Zenger. "This is about a program and the management of that
program. I have talked this over with President (Al) Bowman and he
concurs with the decision."
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In Moser's tenure, the Redbirds were never higher than the No. 6
seed at the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Tournament and
finished as the No. 10 seed twice. In league play, the Redbirds
compiled a 22-50 (.306) mark in Valley games under Moser -- the
lowest four-year mark since Illinois State joined the conference in
The contracts of assistant coaches Chris Jans, Daniyal Robinson
and Brian Barone were also terminated. The search for a new head
basketball coach will begin immediately.
[Text from file received from Todd Kober,
assistant athletics director, media relations,