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Virginia Tech has fired head coach James Johnson, the school announced on Monday.
“I want to thank Coach Johnson for his dedication and hard work for our university and our basketball program over the past seven years,” Babcock said in a statement. “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.”
Johnson was an assistant coach under Seth Greenberg when Greenberg was fired in 2012. The school hired Johnson, who had already taken a job at Clemson, but his tenure in Blacksburg was forgettable. He went 22-41 in two seasons, finishing 6-30 in the ACC despite having the ACC Player of the Year, Erick Green, for a season.