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Teel Time: Sources say Greenberg out as Virginia Tech's basketball coach after nine years

Seth Greenberg

’s nine-season basketball coaching tenure at

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Virginia Tech

is over, two sources said today.

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The school has called a news conference for 4 p.m. Whether Greenberg’s exit will be framed as a resignation or dismissal in unclear.

The

Hokies

were 170-123 under Greenberg, 61-67 in the

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ACC
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. But this past season matched their worst ACC finish at 4-12. They were 16-17 overall.

The change, however, goes well beyond wins and losses and speaks to Greenberg’s frayed relations with athletic director Jim Weaver.

Since season's end, two of Greenberg's three assistants have left for other jobs: James Johnson to

Clemson

and Rob Ehsan to UAB. And even before news broke of Greenberg's exit, sources said the third assistant, John Richardson, also was contemplating a move.

Tech reached one NCAA tournament under Greenberg, advancing to the second round in 2007.

Greenberg has four years remaining on his contract, the buyout of which is $1.2 million.

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Virginia Tech emailed reporters at 11:37 a.m., about the press conference. At 11:52 a.m., Greenberg answered his cell phone by saying, "I'm still employed."

Unless he's

an Oscar

-caliber actor, he had no idea about what was about to occur. In fact, he said he was with a recruit.

Details to come after Weaver's news conference.

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