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The hiring of James Johnson as the new basketball coach at Virginia Tech may be as much about the 2012-13 season as any down the road.
The Hokies were close to essentially having no team before various newspapers in Virginia reported the news Monday. Hiring Johnson means the program has some footing and the players threatening to leave will now matriculate in Blacksburg for next season.
Seth Greenberg was fired a week ago after two assistants and a basketball operations staffer had left for other jobs. Johnson, who began working for Greenberg in 2007, was one of those assistants. He left two weeks ago for a job at Clemson, turning down Techs offer at matching his new salary of 190,000. Johnson told athletic director Jim Weaver it wasnt about money.
As we learned last week, exit comments from the coaches didn't shine a positive light on Greenberg, and Weaver decided a head coach with no assistants a third assistant took a job at Old Dominion the day Greenberg was fired nee...
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A person familiar with the talks says Virginia Tech has chosen James Johnson to replace Seth Greenberg as its men's basketball coach.
The person told The Associated Press on Monday that Johnson will replace his former boss after spending five years as an assistant to Greenberg. Johnson left Virginia Tech on April 19 to take a similar job at Clemson.
The person who spoke to...
Virginia Tech has chosen James Johnson to replace Seth Greenberg as its men's basketball coach.
A person familiar with the talks told The Associated Press on Monday that Johnson will replace Greenberg after serving as his assistant for five years. Johnson left Virginia Tech on April 19 to take a similar job at Clemson.
The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because...
Familiar Face Brings New Change for Virginia TechLast week was a hectic week in Blacksburg, Virginia.
A little over a week ago, A.D. Jim Weaver decided to make a change in the basketball program by firing head coach Seth Greenberg. This week, former assistant James Johnson was introduced as his replacement.
The departure of Greenberg came as a bit of a surprise. Although coming...
In Blacksburg, the Virginia Tech Hokies have found a coach to replace the recently terminated Seth Greenberg (via Jeff Goodman)
Virginia Tech has decided to bring back James Johnson.
Johnson, an assistant coach on Seth Greenberg’s staff for the past five years, will replace Greenberg as the Hokies head coach, sources told CBSSports.com.
Johnson had decided, earlier in the month...
Seeing as how C.Gally and the rest of the misfits here at NEZ seem to be taking a major break from writing I thought I would pick it up and fill you all in on some information you probably already know. With Seth gone (please see the previous post for all Seth related facial expressions) the Hokies turn to James Johnson former Associate Head Coach of your Virginia Tech Hokies. ...