What coach (or leader) would say, "Man, we are clearly behind the 8 ball going into the season. Losing those two players was the worst thing that could happen, and I am not sure how we are going to win this coming season with the guys who decided to stay?"
Rest assured that even if Greenberg would have come back, we were not going to make the NCAA tournament. There is NOTHING in Greenberg's resume that shows he had us on that track. It's time to give someone else a chance, and JJ might just be the man to get us over the hump. Who knows? Will it be this year? Next year? I don't know, but I am going into this with high hopes and necessary patience.....
I honestly don't know how you can say that there is nothing in Greenberg's resume that shows us that he had us on track and yet, you are ok with giving a rookie coach with absolutely nothing (zilch, nada) to show that he can get "us on track". At least with Seth, you had a Top 25 recruiting class last year and he was on track to bring in Harrell (one of the highest rated recruits to come to VT), Wood and the Cincy kid that got his release from Duquesne (guard). Those three along with the returning members of our team would have made a serious run at an NCAA bid this season. Seth had 4 20 win seasons in the past 6 years (and 1 19 win season) so he's been a winner at VT.
This post isn't a knock on JJ and I think that Phreak (like me) is more concerned with the family in Jamerson that is pulling the basketball strings than they are with JJ's ability. That being said, to make statments like "we were not going to make the NCAA tournament" with Seth at the helm and then say that you have "high hopes" on a 1st year head coach makes very little sense.
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