SMU coach Tim Jankovich announces retirement

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SMU head coach Tim Jankovich yells to his team during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Memphis in the semifinals of the American Athletic Conference tournament in Fort Worth, Texas, Saturday, March 12, 2022. (AP Photo/Gareth Patterson)

DALLAS (AP) — SMU coach Tim Jankovich has retired after six seasons as head coach of the Mustangs and a coaching career of nearly four decades. His career included stints as an assistant coach for Larry Brown and Bill Self. The decision came two days after the end of a 24-9 season when the Mustangs didn’t make the NCAA Tournament. The 62-year-old Jankovich was head coach at Illinois State from 2008-12. He left the Redbirds to join SMU’s staff when Brown took the job there and succeeded the Hall of Famer as head coach before the 2016-17 season. That was SMU’s last NCAA Tournament appearance.