Wednesday, March 11, 2009

WELL-TRAVELED GREENBERG AT HOME IN RADFORD

Does this guy look vaguely familiar?

Look closely…Do you see a slight resemblance to the Blacksburg Zen Master Seth Greenberg?

You should, ‘cause that mug belongs to Brad Greenberg, Seth’s big brother (by a year). Brad coaches just down the road at Radford University (Highlanders, 9,552, Radford, VA) and he and his squad are headed to the Big Dance after defeating VMI 108-94 in the Big South Conference championship game.

Greenberg was named Radford University’s sixth head men’s basketball coach on March 23, 2007, after serving four seasons as an assistant at Virginia Tech.

The older Greenberg played college ball in Washington – both of them. He started out at Washington State and ended up at American in D.C.

He has served as an assistant coach at Saint Joseph’s and South Florida in the college ranks and with the Knicks and Clippers in the NBA. He has also served as the director of player-personnel for the Portland Trail Blazers.

Add to that resume a one year stint as the Philadelphia 76ers' general manager/vice president of basketball operations. While Greenberg may not have been in the City of Brotherly Love for long, he did have a lasting impact on the franchise drafting Allen Iverson with the No. 1 pick in the 1996 NBA draft.

Last year, Greenberg first season, the Higlanders were 10-20. This year they finished first in the Big South with a 15-3 record, 21-11 record overall.

After ending 2008 with a 4-9 record, Radford won 14 of 16 after the first of the year, heading into the Big South Tournament, where the Highlanders defeated High Point, UNC Asheville and VMI to earn the automatic NCAA bid. Back in November, Radford lost to UVA 68-66 at JPJA in Charlottesville.

(AP Photo by Lynn Hey and Getty Images)

1 comment:

  1. Seth's missing piece! Maybe we find out the real coach behind the success of VT. I get Seth is missing this guy big time......

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