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Brownell: ‘It was a very productive meeting’

Clemson head men’s basketball coach Brad Brownell and athletic director Dan Radakovich met for a little more than two and a half hours on Saturday, which started at 11 a.m.

The Clemson Insider spoke with Brad Brownell right after the meeting and he told us “it was a very productive meeting.” He indicated they are still in discussions and that the plan is too meet for a second time. When we asked when those meetings might be, he said we had to ask Radakovich.

As for now, Brownell is still Clemson’s basketball coach, but obviously his future at the school is still up in the air. When we asked was he coming back to Clemson he said they are still talking about everything, but “it was a good meeting.”

Brownell just finished up his seventh season in Tigertown after a gut-wrenching loss to Oakland in the first round of the National Invitational Tournament on Tuesday. The Tigers blew a 20-point second half lead to finish the season a very disappointing 17-16.

Clemson was expected to be an NCAA Tournament team this year after the return of All-ACC forward Jaron Blossomgame and the addition of highly thought of transfers in Shelton Mitchell, Marcquise Reed and Elijah Thomas. But that did not happen. Instead, the Tigers lost 10 ACC games by six points or less and four games by two points or less and finished 12th in the ACC.

Brownell has amassed a 124-103 record (55 percent win percentage) in his seven seasons so far. The Tigers made the NCAA Tournament just one time—Brownell’s first year—and had two NIT appearances in those seven seasons.

Brownell won 56 ACC regular season games and three ACC Tournament games. In fact, his 59 ACC wins are tied with Cliff Ellis for the most by a Clemson men’s basketball coach. In his seven years, the Tigers have had one losing season and just three times they had a losing mark in the ACC, including this past year’s 6-12 mark.

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