Texas Tech athletic director Gerald Myers
is retiring after a 14-year tenure that included the firing of
football coach Mike Leach and the final days of Bob Knight's
basketball coaching career.
The school said Thursday that Myers will step down in May.
Myers was involved in contentious contract negotiations with
Leach less than a year before the coach was fired in December over
allegations that he mistreated a player with a concussion. Leach
has sued the university.
Myers is a former Red Raiders basketball coach whose teams won
two Southwest Conference titles and went to four NCAA tournaments
in his 20 years. He became AD in 1996, and helped lured Knight to
the West Texas campus in 2001 after his departure from Indiana.