The McGill Redmen had the Quebec conference's best player and finished third in the conference before losing out to the Laval Rouge et Or in the semi-final last weekend.
The loss apparently sealed the fate of head coach Craig Norman who the university announced did not have his contract renewed.
"After considerable reflection, a decision has been made to seek new leadership within the men’s basketball program," said McGill director of athletics Drew Love. "We appreciate the efforts that Craig has made during his six seasons as head coach and wish him well in his future endeavors."
Norman's tenure was not entirely successful. He was 64-122 in overall play with a 32-64 record in regular season play.
"Effective immediately we will begin a nation-wide search for a coach who will lead the program in a new direction consistent with the mission and culture of McGill University Athletics and Recreation," added Love.
That is the interesting part. McGill has had notable success in soccer and especially women's hockey. They have been steady in other major sports like men's hockey and have apparently decided that Norman wasn't good enough for where they want to be.
The Quebec conference has probably been the worst of the conferences this year, with no team really taking the reins. McGill sees an opportunity that, with a new beginning, they can sustain themselves long-term as a playoff fixture.