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Virginia Tech fires James Johnson as men's basketball coach
Virginia Tech fires James Johnson as men's basketball coach

Virginia Tech fired men's basketball Coach James Johnson. New Virginia Tech Athletic Director Whit Babcock made the announcement Monday. Johnson spent two seasons as the Hokies' coach. Virginia Tech went 9-22 overall and 2-16 in the 15-team Atlantic Coast Conference this season, its third last-place finish in a row. The Hokies' season ended in a 57-53 loss to Miami in the first round of the ACC tournament on Wednesday, leaving Johnson with a record of 6-32 against ACC competition as the head coach. Babcock said a national search for a successor will begin immediately. The change ends an unusual stretch in the Hokies' basketball history. Johnson initially left...

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