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Virginia Tech has hired former assistant James Johnson to replace Seth Greenberg as head basketball coach. Greenberg was fired after nine seasons on April 24.
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The Virginia Tech Hokies have officially announced the firing of Seth Greenberg, terminating the Hokies' head men's basketball coach after nine years in charge of the program. Greenberg had a record of 170-123 in his time at Virginia Tech.
The Hokies had winning records in seven of Greenberg's nine seasons with the team, but only made the NCAA Tournament once, in 2007. They were notably one of the last teams snubbed from the Big Dance in both 2010 and 2011, but went backwards in the 2011-12 season. Virginia Tech finished their most recent season 16-17, which included a 4-12 record in ACC play.
In a press conference, Virginia Tech athletic director Jim Weaver stated, "We have terminated Seth Greenberg's tenure as men's basketball coach... We will engage in the coach search beginning tomorrow. " He added, in a statement issued by the university, "I want to thank Coach Greenberg for his dedication and effort in leading Virginia Tech in the early years of ACC membership."
For more on Greenberg, head over to VA Tech Hokies blog Gobbler Country.
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Seth Greenberg has been fired as head coach of the Virginia Tech Hokies men's basketball team, sources have confirmed with the Washington Post. The university has yet to officially confirm the news, but the latest corroborates an earlier report saying the longtime head coach is on his way out.
Two sources have confirmed that Seth Greenberg has been fired as Virginia Tech men's basketball coach. Got the news 2 hours ago. #Hokies— Hokies Journal (@HokiesJournal) April 23, 2012
Virginia Tech is expected to hold a press conference at 4:00 p.m. ET that will hopefully provide more details. When asked in February, athletic director Jim Weaver said that Greenberg's job security "was not even a topic." The coach has since seen two assistant coaches, as well his director of basketball operations, leave for other jobs.
Greenberg compiled a 170-123 record in his nine seasons coaching the Hokies. His teams had the unfortunate reputation of just missing out on an NCAA Tournament bid on a yearly basis.
For more on Greenberg and the Hokies, head over to the SB Nation blog Gobbler Country.