Johnny Dawkins has been fired as head coach at Stanford

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Johnny Dawkins has been fired as the head coach at Stanford.

Dawkins’ Cardinal team finished this season 15-15 overall and just 8-10 in the Pac-12. It was the second straight season that the Cardinal missed out on the NCAA tournament following 2014’s run to the Sweet 16. Dawkins only made one tournament in his eight years in Palo Alto.

Dawkins has won a pair of NITs while at Stanford, including last season. His run to the second weekend of the NCAA tournament saved his job in 2014.

When he was in college, Dawkins won the 1986 National Player of the Year award while with Duke. Prior to getting the job at Stanford, he was an assistant coach with the Blue Devils.

Some names to keep in mind to replace Dawkins: Jamie Dixon will likely see his name pop up, as it seems he’s chasing just about every job available right now. Saint Mary’s head coach Randy Bennett should get a call from Stanford, and if the Cardinal are doing their job the right way, Tommy Amaker of Harvard should get a call as well. Another name that’s popped up: Golden State assistant coach Jarron Collins, a former Stanford player.

ESPN.com was the first to report the news.