Kennedy leaves Murray State for Texas A&M


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The Billy Kennedy era at Murray State has ended.
After five years in Murray, Kennedy is moving on.
Murray State athletic director Allen Ward has confirmed to Local 6 Sports the Racers' men's basketball coach has accepted the head coaching position at Texas A&M.
This news comes after almost three-straight days of reports by various media outlets.  Many reports said Texas A&M had contacted Kennedy about their vacancy as early as Thursday.  During our interview with Kennedy on Friday afternoon, he said those reports were untrue.  You can watch that entire interview here.
Murray State announced on Wednesday they had agreed to terms with Kennedy on a one-year contract extension that would keep him with the Racers through the 2014-15 season.
The Racers have won two-straight regular season Ohio Valley Conference championships.  Kennedy's team lost in the first round of the National Invitational Tournament to Missouri State back in March.
Without question, Kennedy's most memorable game as Murray State's head coach came in the 2009-2010 season when the Racers defeated Vanderbilt in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on a last-second shot by Danero Thomas.  They would lose to eventual national runner-up Butler in round two.
Kennedy has the second-highest winning percentage of any head coach in Murray State history who has coached at least five seasons (.668).  

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