DeFilippo on Skinner: 'Mutually beneficial' parting

March 30, 2010 - 5:53 am
Boston College released a statement from director of athletics Gene DeFilippo Tuesday morning discussing Al Skinner's departured as basketball coach. A press conference has been called for noon. Here is the statement: '€œCoach Al Skinner and I met last Wednesday and agreed it would be mutually beneficial for us to part ways. In our meeting, we discussed our philosophical differences and our concern for the future of our basketball program. '€œCoach Skinner then asked if we could delay the announcement so that he could pursue other opportunities. Out of respect for coach Skinner, Boston college agreed. Other institutions were made aware we would be parting ways from the beginning of the process. '€œAll of us at Boston College have great respect for coach Skinner. We are grateful for his achievements over the course of the past 13 years. We wish Al, Donna and their family nothing but the best. '€œOur goal is to find a coach who shares our vision for Boston College basketball. We will begin a national search for a replacement immediately.'€