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Virginia Tech Fires Men's Head Basketball Coach James Johnson

Posted: Updated: Mar 17, 2014 01:41 PM

Virginia Tech has fired men's basketball head coach James Johnson after two seasons.

In his two seasons as the Hokies head coach, Johnson was 22-41 over all and 6-30 in the ACC.  During his 2014 season, Virginia Tech only won two conference games - beating Miami twice.

Johnson replaced Seth Greenberg in 2012. He served under Seth Greenberg for five years before heading to Clemson. A few weeks later, returned to Blacksburg to serve as Virginia Tech's head coach. 

Virginia Tech confirmed the news with a release.

"I want to thank Coach Johnson for his dedication and hard work for our university and our basketball program over the past seven years," athletic director Whit Babcock said. "A change of this significance affects many people and is never taken lightly, but I felt a change and a new direction was necessary for the long-term, best interest of our department."

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