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St. John's now talking to Skinner, Greenberg

Posted on: March 26, 2010 1:56 pm
Edited on: March 26, 2010 2:03 pm

St. John's search for Norm Roberts' successor continues with the school set to interview two ACC coaches.

Multiple sources have said Boston College's Al Skinner will interview, and the New York Times is reporting that Virginia Tech's Seth Greenberg will also meet with St. John's officials. Greenberg has been perceived as a candidate since Roberts was fired. He's clearly the top target now that Florida's Billy Donovan has rejected overtures and Georgia Tech's Paul Hewitt has passed on the opportunity to move to the Big East school.

Roberts coached six seasons at St. John's.

He's now serving as an analyst for on March Madness on Demand broadcasts.


Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: March 26, 2010 3:23 pm

St. John's now talking to Skinner, Greenberg

St.Johns has two things going for them:

1 - They are in New York City with all that talent.

2 - St.Johns is and will be the #1 college team in NYC and play their games in MSG.

How much of a step down are you talking about? BC and VT are afterthoughts in the ACC and are not located in talent rich areas.It's not like they are at UNC or Duke.

Since: Oct 24, 2006
Posted on: March 26, 2010 3:15 pm

St. John's now talking to Skinner, Greenberg

Am I missing something here?  Does St. Johns not realize that it would be a step down for each of these coaches to come to St. Johns from the jobs they already have?  Why aren't they interviewing candidates from mid-majors?  Do they perceive that these coaches are in trouble at their current schools?

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