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ESPN on Shaka Smart and James Johnson

This morning’s headlining article over at the ESPN NCAA basketball section features both Shaka Smart (along with a giant picture of Coach Smart) and James Johnson. The article looks at the sometimes confusing and unpredictable career paths of college basketball assistants. “This is one of those professions where you have to be an apprentice for […]

Hokies hire James Johnson, first thoughts

This past Tuesday, Virginia Tech fired head basketball coach Seth Greenberg in an abrupt and blunt press conference. Of the many reasons Athletic Director Jim Weaver mentioned for giving Greenberg the boot one was the high rate of assistant turnover in the basketball program: all three of Greenberg’s assistants had left following the 2011-12 season, […]