Wednesday, February 13, 2008


Virginia Tech men's basketball coach Seth Greenberg is being mentioned by Louisiana newspapers as a potential candidate for LSU's coaching vacancy, but Greenberg says he has not been contacted by LSU.

WHAT GREENBERG SAID: "I have had no communication with LSU, nor do I expect to. Any time you're mentioned [for a job], its flattering. I am going to be back at Tech. I have no desire to leave Virginia Tech. I'm very happy with Virginia Tech."

WHAT HE MEANT: “I love cajun food, and I’ll be calling a press conference within the week to inform you that I’ve tripled my salary as the new head coach of the LSU Tigers. Go SEC!”

LSU fired coach John Brady last Friday. Gannett newspapers in Louisiana listed Greenberg as a possible candidate. The Baton Rouge Advocate included him on a list of potential candidates as well.

Tech announced last month that it had awarded Greenberg a new contract that lasts through the 2012-13 season. If Greenberg were to leave for another coaching job at any point during that time, he would owe Tech his base salary for all the years of the remainder of the contract. His base salary this season is $192,070.

Greenberg has been well thought of in Louisiana since 2005, when he organized a national online auction to benefit Hurricane Katriana victims.

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