Last edited by Will Stewart; Thu Dec 26 2013 at 01:01 PM.
Additionally, I believe we were the 3 seed, as I think we played the 11 seed (Wake after upsetting GT) and the 10 seed (NC St after upsetting Duke and UVa) in the ACC tournament.
Something was seriously wrong those last few years.
It wasn't any one single thing that Seth did. I was an accumulation of a lot of little things over time. By the time Weaver let him go, half of the athletic department couldn't stand to be in the same room with him.
Had Greenberg not been fired, it's highly likely that many of the best players on last year's team, including Erick Green, would have transferred.
Back when Delaney, Allen et al were at VT and VT was pulling upsets over the likes of UNC and Duke, I had the chance to talk to someone close to the program. I was gushing about what a great coach I thought Seth was and my contact said to me, "Yeah, but his players absolutely HATE the guy!" This was the first I'd heard about there being problems within the program. Remember what Jeff Allen tweeted on the day Seth was fired? "It's about time."
I think the final straw came when James Johnson and John Richardson left the program for other jobs. (Remember what JJ said when he left VT to take an assistant coaching position at Clemson that paid almost the same as he was making at VT? "It's not about the money.") I was told by my source that Jim Weaver was getting absolutely ZERO interest from any quality replacement candidates. The word was now out about what Seth was like to work for and nobody wanted to come to VT to work for him.
IMHO, Jim Weaver had absolutely no choice but to fire Seth. The program was getting ready to totally implode unless something was done. VT fans tend to forget that Seth had a losing record his last year at VT. The talent well had run dry, no assistants wanted to come here, the 2013 recruiting class was on the verge of being a total wipeout, and nearly half the team was on the verge of transferring.