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Syracuse coach Quentin Hillsman resigns amid investigation into misconduct

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Syracuse basketball coach Quentin Hillsman has resigned.

The school announced the news on Monday via a statement from athletic director John Wildhack.

The release states in part, “Coach Hillsman and I agreed that parting ways is in the best interest of the University, the program and our student-athletes.”

An external investigation into Hillsman was launched back in June following a report by The Athletic that detailed a pattern of inappropriate behavior. The independent review of Hillsman’s conduct remains ongoing.

This past offseason, 11 players from Syracuse entered the transfer portal in an unprecedented mass exodus from the program. Allegations of unwanted physical touch and instances of verbal abuse are said to have instigated the rapid athlete turnover.

Wildhack says that Syracuse will name a replacement for Hillsman in the coming days.