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Mark Adams Steps Down as Texas Tech Head Coach After 'Racially Insensitive' Comments

Mark Adams, who was suspended for the use of racially insensitive comments, is no longer the head coach of the Texas Tech men's basketball team.

Brian Hamilton of The Athletic relayed a statement revealing Adams stepped down from his position:

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"My lifelong goal was to help and be a positive influence on my players, and to be a part of the Texas Tech men's basketball team," Adams said as part of the statement. "However, both the University and I believe this incident has become a distraction for the Texas Tech men's basketball team and the University, which I care about so deeply.