Breaking News: Lisa Love out as AD at ASU
"I wish to thank Lisa for seven years of excellent service. During her tenure here ASU won seven national championships and the academic performance and graduation rates of our student-athletes improved dramatically," ASU President Michael M. Crow said in a press release.
Love was hired in April of 2005, but had been the target of criticism last winter during the university's extended search for a new football coach.
Enter Patterson, who joined ASU in July 2011 after stints with the NFL's Houston Texans as well as the NBA's Houston Rockets and Portland Trail Blazers.
"In his time at ASU Steve Patterson has shown a level of sports management expertise rarely seen at the college and university level," Crow added. "He is the ideal person to build on the foundation Lisa built and to take Sun Devil sports to the next level - to the highest level."
A press conference has been called for 11:00 a.m. Wednesday in Tempe to make the announcement official. More details to come.
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