Rhode Island University basketball coach loses bid to become head coach

RICHMOND, Va.

– Boston College basketball coach Mike James will not seek a second term as head coach, the school announced on Thursday.

The university announced James was appointed interim head coach of the Eagles on Monday.

The decision comes amid a growing chorus of criticism from the basketball community, with multiple players and administrators calling for James to step down.

The Eagles have gone 0-5 since James was hired in November.

James is a former head coach at Notre Dame and played three seasons in the NBA.

He has a coaching record of 1,094-161 in seven seasons at Boston College.

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