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Mike Burns out as Hoops Coach at Eastern

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CHENEY, Wash. - The Eastern Eagles are looking for a new men's basketball coach. The school fired Mike Burns Wednesday, 2 months after the season ended. Interim A.D. Michael Westfall says it took so long because he's new to the job and wanted the evaluation process to be thorough.

A specific reason was not given for the firing. Burns was 38-49 in 3 years as head coach, 22-22 in the Big Sky.

Westfall says the evaluation also revealed what he classifies as possible secondary NCAA violations. He expects an on-campus investigation, but couldn't elaborate because the investigation continues.

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