GREENSBORO, NC - MARCH 11: Head coach Seth Greenberg of the Virginia Tech Hokies reacts during the first half of the game against the Florida State Seminoles in the quarterfinals of the 2011 ACC men's basketball tournament at the Greensboro Coliseum on March 11, 2011 in Greensboro, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Virginia Tech men's basketball coach Seth Greenberg is out as coach according to reports. Will today's press conference in Blacksburg confirm his ouster?
A 4 p.m. press conference has been scheduled down at Virginia Tech. Reports are that it will have to do with the firing of men's basketball head coach Seth Greenberg. David Teel, a writer for the Daily Press in Newport News, Va. tweeted the report to his account.
Sources: #Hokies press conference is about a change in head men's basketball coach.— David Teel (@DavidTeelatDP) April 23, 2012
If it is indeed true that Seth Greenberg is out as coach of the Hokies, he will leave behind a team that he coached for nine seasons, earning a 167-117 overall record in Blacksburg. His ACC record is at 66-71, but the Hokies won nine games or more in the conference regular season four times. Greenberg led the Hokies to one NCAA Tournament appearance in 2007 and five NIT appearances, including four straight between 2008 and 2011. This past year was the first since 2006 in which the Hokies didn't play in any postseason tournament.
Chris Miller of Comcast Sports Network also says that the news conference at 4 p.m. Monday will be to announce the firing of Greenberg. The press conference can be viewed on Virginia Tech's official athletic website.
I can confirm Virginia Tech has fired Seth Greenberg. School will make it official at a 4pm press conference .— Chris Miller (@cmillscsn) April 23, 2012
The Hokies now will be looking for a new head coach to try and rebound from a forgetful 2011-12 men's basketball season.
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