NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 23: Head coach Seth Greenberg of the Virginia Tech Hokies reacts against the Syracuse Orange during the 2011 Dick's Sporting Goods NIT Season Tip-Off at Madison Square Garden on November 23, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
In a surprise move, Virginia Tech fired Seth Greenberg after nine seasons as men's basketball coach on Monday.
Virginia Tech has scheduled a 4 p.m. ET press conference where it is expected to announce that Seth Greenberg is out as men's basketball coach. This according to columnist David Teel of the Daily Press in Newport News, VA.
If the report is accurate, then the news has likely blindsided Greenberg, who earlier in the day vocalized a belief that his job security was not in question.
Seth Greenberg just answered his phone with "Yes, I'm still employed." Said he has no idea what Virginia Tech press conference is about.— David Teel (@DavidTeelatDP) April 23, 2012
In nine seasons at Virginia Tech, Greenberg has produced an overall record of 167-117, including a 66-71 mark in ACC play. His achilles heel in Blacksburg, however, has been an inability to get the Hokies into the NCAA Tournament, a feat he has accomplished just once. Since 2004-05, Virginia Tech has appeared in the NIT five times.
The Hokies have finished fourth or better in the ACC under Greenberg five times, most recently in 2010-11 when they went 9-7 in league play and were considered by many to be the biggest NCAA Tournament snub. Virginia Tech finished last season 15-16 overall and 4-12 in the conference.
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