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Hewitt passes on St. John's

Posted on: March 25, 2010 1:35 pm
Edited on: March 25, 2010 2:53 pm
 

Georgia Tech coach Paul Hewitt has passed on the opportunity to coach St. John's.

A source told CBSSports.com that Hewitt informed school officials Thursday after basically concluding that the job he has now (Georgia Tech) is better than the job he could've had in the next few seasons (St. John's). Beyond that, Hewitt's buyout at Georgia Tech is roughly $7 million, meaning the worst case scenario has him walking with a huge check if Georgia Tech decides to fire him in the coming years.

St. John's will now turn its attention to secondary candidates, perhaps Virginia Tech's Seth Greenberg. Cornell's Steve Donahue is another possible candidate, although he has said many times he won't discuss anything with anybody until the Big Red's season is complete. They play Kentucky late Thursday in the Sweet 16.

St. John's is looking for a coach to replace Norm Roberts.

He was fired last week after six seasons.

Comments

Since: May 25, 2007
Posted on: March 25, 2010 3:12 pm
 

Hewitt passes on St. John's

some bs im sick of hewitt at georgia tech he is a great recuriter and a person but as a coach he blows he makes some dumb decisions and is not a good enough coach i was really hoping he would but as a a die hard fan i am mad now why does he have to continue to haunt or team all for the money he could of got payed more playing for st. johns why stay here go somewhere else



Since: Feb 8, 2007
Posted on: March 25, 2010 2:16 pm
 

Hewitt passes on St. John's

As a St. John's Alumni as well as a Long Island native, I am greatly disappointed in Paul Hewitt
not taking the head coaching position at St. John's. Until we have a coach that can recruit high profile players we
will never be able to return to a competitive level. From the beginning I thought Hewitt was the perfect fit for St. John's.
Now I hear that the cornell coach as well the the VT coach is on St. John's radar? I feel this is going to be one long off
season for the red storm in their hunt for the next head coach. I truely hope they make a big splash with a big name
but I feel that we will end up with another Norm Roberts. God Help Us!



Since: Nov 14, 2008
Posted on: March 25, 2010 1:57 pm
 

Where's Mike Jarvis when you need him?

I always loved how he compared losing to someone breaking in his house and raping him.


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