Illinois women's basketball coach Matt Bollant says a former assistant that an outside investigation found treated players harshly remains a good coach but an "old school guy."
And Bollant told reporters Wednesday that he wants the Illini program to become a more direct reflection of his own "positive, upbeat" nature.
Bollant until Tuesday had not commented on a lawsuit and allegations from seven former players that he and former assistant Mike Divilbiss mistreated players and used race to try to drive some away.
A report by a university-hired law firm released this week found no basis for those charges. But labeled Divilbiss "harsh" with players. Divilbiss left his job in May.
Current assistant Tianna Kirkland, who is black, said she never saw any racist behavior from Bollant or Divilbiss.