Discussion in 'Basketball' started by gtnc72, Apr 23, 2012.
You can only cry and make excuses for so long
I'm surprised that they waited this long to fire him.
VPISU will not get a better coach. He made VPISU basketball relevant for a few years. That is not easy to do in Blacksburg. Stupid move.
Was he boppin an intern or something? Otherwise, firing a 2 time ACC Coach of the Year looks pretty bad IMO.
I agree with what your saying. Some of their alumni told me if he didn't make the NCAA tournament this year that he was gone. That's why I was surprise they waited this long to let him go if that was the reason in doing so. I would've giving him a little more time. Like you said, VPI is football and basketball take's a back seat. Makes it hard to recruit, but he did the best he could knowing that.
They fired a darn good coach....weird
Hewitt to VT
He's in the Mark Fox hall of fame to me. Decent coaches that GT fans overrate because they beat us under you know who.
this. Whats wrong with trying to get better? Is being mediocre really any better than being horrible? If Coach A has you stuck on the border of the NCAA then why not gamble on coach B. If he is worse you fire him in 3 and try again.
Second...what is preventing them from being good? They have ok fan support. There is plenty of talent (feeding good VCU, ODU, JMU, GWU, GU, UVA programs)....
Do you really think they'll do better the next 5-7 years?
This move makes no sense.
Maybe they feel like they've peaked under Greenberg and want to see if someone else can take them further. My guess is it won't work out well, but I can't blame them for trying...other than the timing of it, which doesn't seem to make a whole lot of sense.
Greenberg is a solid coach, but his biggest claim to fame was having his team play one of the absolute worst non-conference schedules in the NCAA 2-3 times during his tenure, go slightly better than .500 in the ACC, then mercilessly ridicule the selection process when his team doesn't get in.
You are talking about a team that has been to 8 NCAA tournaments and just one in the 17 years before Greenberg. Greenberg elevated VPISU basketball to levels that they had not previously seen. He took them to postseason tournaments in 6 of his 9 years. Nothing had come close to that before. Sometimes a school like this should just be happy with their current level because it isn't going to get any better and it could easily go much worse. Call it accepting mediocrity, but in certain places, mediocrity is good.
I don't necessarily disagree with you, but it's much easier to take that position from the outside. The fans probably expected more by this point, given he made the NCAA tournament in year 3 then failed to make it for his last five years.
I agree it is hard to be rational about your own team. With that said, I am glad that he is gone and I doubt they do better.
Dont see them ever beating Puke or UNC again.....
Wow... what a preposterously idiotic move. They don't possibly think they'll get someone to move to the sticks this late and be better, do they? They have a very, very talented team returning. There has to be something shady behind the scenes.
Oh well, it will be that much easier for CBG. & Co. to pass them.
Exactly! Well said. I watched that buffoon at close range here at USF. He is a snake oil salesman. Unfortunately, now VPI has the chance to get a real coach.