New Mexico Announces Change of Leadership in Men’s Basketball Program
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The University of New Mexico Director of Athletics Eddie Nuñez announced today that he and head men’s basketball coach Dr. Paul Weir have mutually agreed to part ways at the conclusion of the 2020-21 basketball season.
“Paul and I agree that a change of leadership in our men’s basketball program is in our best interest at this time,” said Nuñez. “While this year has certainly been challenging for Coach Weir, his staff, and our student-athletes, after evaluating the overall program, it is the appropriate time for a new beginning. I want to thank Paul and his family for their commitment and service to New Mexico and we wish them the very best in the future.”
New Mexico’s 2020-21 season will continue with the regular-season finale at Colorado State on March 3 before competing in the Mountain West Tournament beginning March 10 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“This is the perfect time for a transition in Lobo Basketball,” said Weir. “I can’t imagine a more optimal epoch than now for all of us to embrace a fresh start. I am incredibly thankful to Eddie, President Stokes, and the UNM personnel that have kindly provided the opportunity for me to segue my career in such a courteous manner. Their leadership will surely make this next chapter of Lobo Basketball the greatest one yet.”
Weir was named UNM’s 21st head coach of the Lobos on April 10, 2017. A national search to hire the next head men’s basketball coach will begin immediately.