Seth Greenberg Fired: Virginia Tech Press Conference Live Stream

 @http://twitter.com/jtalty on April 23 2012 3:30 PM
Seth Greenberg
Virginia Tech may eventually regret its decision to dump Seth Greenberg. REUTERS

Virginia Tech has decided to fire basketball coach Seth Greenberg and will announce it during a 4 p.m. press conference on Monday, according to multiple reports.

The Greenberg dismissal press conference can be viewed through a live stream available here.

The news of Greenberg's dismissal was first reported by The Daily Press's David Teel on Twitter. Teel reported early Monday afternoon that a hastily called press conference would be about a change in head men's basketball coach.

The story was confirmed by The Washington Post's Mark Giannotto, the newspaper's Virginia Tech beat writer, who reported that the school had hired Greenberg and had already informed him about it.

The decision to fire Greenberg isn't completely shocking, but the timing is certainly a bit surprising. Virginia Tech has put itself in a tough situation in trying to find a coach in mid-April after many of the top candidates have already filled other vacant positions.

The school has yet to offer a reason for why Greenberg was fired, but it will likely be attributed to his lack of post-season success and the frequent turnover of basketball assistants.  He's coached at Virginia Tech for nine seasons compiling a 170-123 record and one NCAA Tournament berth, but has left many disappointed with NIT appearances.

Greenberg has also lost three assistants this off-season -- Rob Ehsan and Jared Haase to UAB and James Johnson to Clemson - and lost a total of six assistants over the last four years.

The loss of assistants has previously been attributed to poor pay, but it now could be interpreted that the assistants were jumping ship knowing that Greenberg was on the hot seat.

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