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Virginia Union Cuts Ties With Jaaber

Luqman Jaaber’s 2014 squad finished with six wins, the worst VUU record since 1936. (Times-Dispatch photo)

Winning just six games in a season is never a good thing for a college basketball coach, but at Virginia Union, it’s the ultimate sin. The three-time Division II national champs have announced they are cutting ties with head coach Luqman Jaaber.

Jaaber was just 31-49 in three seasons. 

“We’re not going to renew because we’re going in a different direction,” said athletics director Joe Taylor. “We have a very rich tradition here at Virginia Union and the expectations are very high and we don’t see any reason why we should have any less expectations.”

Jaaber went 15-14 in his first season, and the team declined every year since then. This season’s 6-20 record was the worst at Virginia Union since the 1936 season.

Jaaber was a captain on the 2005 NCAA championship team, but had a tough time in the shadow of his former coach, Dave Robbins. 

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