Gardner leaves La Salle basketball program

La Salle High School boys basketball coach Jelani Gardner resigned on Tuesday, citing differences with school administrators.
“His resignation was based on unresolved differences in the basketball program administration and style and is a result of extensive and thorough reviews and evaluations of the program.” athletic director Anthony Harris said.
Gardner, in his only year with the Lancers, started two talented freshmen, Vance Jackson and Milan Acquuah. The Lancers went 14-10 and lost to St. Genevieve, 75-60, in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section playoffs.
Gardner was a standout player at St. John Bosco. He played at Cal and Pepperdine.

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  • Bob Anon

    longtime coach (who was no slouch) was forced out in order to move in a “new direction”… and now the “new direction” has left.

    • Bruce Herring

      Gardner also ran off the best player he inherited, Kyle Leufroy, who transferred to St. Francis and made 1st team all league in the tough Mission League and 2nd team all CIF as a sophomore last year. Think LaSalle could use him.

  • Football 1

    Wait Friday when Cathedral Destroy’s La Salle and Their Head Coach will resign also. Vance Jackson & Milan Acquuah should Transfer to Cathedral. The Phantoms have one of the best Programs around.

    • Big Juan

      Yea…last time I was at Catherdral I was in awe of all the CIF banners hanging from their gym walls…NOT!!! Catherdral is where all the rejects from St Francis, La Salle, and Loyola go…

      • Football 1

        I think La Salle has Three Cathedral Rejects playing for them Juan. Cathedral has a Few CIF Banners Hanging and have sent 7 players to the NFL in their history.