Here’s a quick rundown of what Bjork said:
—While the press release said Wiggins was placed on “administrative leave,” Bjork clarified that Wiggins will not be returning as Ole Miss’ head coach.
—Wiggins was informed of the university’s decision Saturday morning. Wiggins’ contract was “terminated with cause” and although Bjork said there’s no buyout clause, Wiggins will be paid until March 31 on state salary, $250,000.
—Ole Miss has not settled on an interim head coach and there is no specific timetable. In the meantime, staff carryovers Brett Frank, Rebecca Kates-Taylor and Taja Edwards will run the team.
—The university is working in cooperation with the NCAA during the investigation. Bjork said there’s no telling how long the investigation may last.
—Asked what his message is to other head coaches, Bjork said “know everything about everything.”
Below is a quick video of the majority of Bjork’s opening statement:
HERE is a link to Saturday’s article with plenty of other links involving the women’s basketball program.
For more on Bjork’s press conference checkout Tuesday’s print edition of the Oxford EAGLE. (October 22, 2012)