Men's basketball: Kent State wins $1.2 million judgment against ex-coach

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Kent State won a $1.2 million judgment against former men’s basketball coach Geno Ford for leaving in 2011 to become coach at Bradley.

The lawsuit asserted that Ford had no permission to terminate his Kent State contract, which was scheduled to expire in 2015. Ford’s teams went 68-37 in three seasons.

Bradley issued a statement yesterday saying its actions and Ford’s actions “have been entirely ethical, legal, and transparent. The lawsuit is ongoing and will continue to be addressed through the court system.”

Fritz Byers, an attorney representing Ford, declined comment. Ford could not be reached for comment.

Although Kent State agreed to let Ford talk to Bradley, “Consent to interview was not a consent to breach the employment contract,” Portage County Common Pleas Judge John Enlow said in a 14-page ruling on Friday.

Kent State’s claims against Bradley for alleged contract interference are scheduled for trial on Oct. 7, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said.

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