Charlotte 49ers athletic director Judy Rose’s position on the 2013-14 men’s basketball season and the future of head coach Alan Major?
Nothing new. Or, at the very least, the comments she made in February are enough.
David Scott from The Charlotte Observer recently reached out to the athletic department for Rose’s thoughts on things, but was denied. Instead, he was told that her statements in February made to Scott’s co-worker, Tom Sorensen, in Sorensen’s highly critical column about the state of the program would suffice:
A school spokesman said Rose has nothing further to say about the season beyond the comments she made to…Sorensen in February after a 59-56 loss to Marshall, the third defeat in what would become a six-game losing streak.
Here’s the portion of Sorensen’s column in which Rose was quoted:
“Rose doesn’t regret (coach Alan Major’s contract) extension. She says Major and his assistants are recruiting ‘the right kind of kids.’ She says the team has lost its focus; it’s not the team it was early this season. But she still believes in the players and the coaches.
“You haven’t lost faith in Major?
” ‘No,’ Rose says after the game. “No. Absolutely not.’ ”
Niners fans have been vocally seeking a change in the program, calling for Major’s firing. More fuel was added to the postseason fire when a tweet by a team staffer announcing Major’s summer camps was interpreted by many as passive-aggressively dismissing growing criticism.