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Seth Greenberg reworks, extends deal with Hokies

FILE - Virginia Tech coach Seth Greenberg smiles

FILE - Virginia Tech coach Seth Greenberg smiles at his players in the final minute of the second round NIT basketball game against UAB in Blacksburg, Va. (Mar. 24, 2010) Credit: AP

Boston College basketball coach Al Skinner remains in the running for the vacant job at St. John's, but Virginia Tech coach Seth Greenberg does not. The former Plainview resident agreed to terms on a contract extension and will not be a candidate at St. John's.

"We have negotiated the financial terms for coach Greenberg's last four years of his current contract and we've added two years to that contract," athletic director Jim Weaver told Newsday. "He's going to be at Virginia Tech. I think everything is moot from this point forward." Weaver said St. John's never requested permission to interview Greenberg.

Meanwhile, St. John's has asked for permission to speak with Skinner, a source at Boston College said Friday.

Formerly of Malverne, Skinner appeared on the St. John’s radar after Georgia Tech coach Paul Hewitt withdrew his name from consideration.

Skinner, 57, has spent 13 seasons at Boston College and has coached the team to seven appearances in the NCAA Tournament. He played on the Nets with Julius Erving and was a member of the 1975-76 ABA champion.

Skinner was not available, but his wife, Donna, said nothing was imminent and she could not confirm reports that her husband was being interviewed Friday.
"They might have gotten in touch with him,’’ she said from Massachusetts. "We have no idea what is going to happen now.’’

Does her husband want the St. John’s job? "Both my children are graduating from high school, so there’s going to be big changes in our family anyway,’’ she said. "But I like where we are, I like BC. I don’t know. This is where I’m from. My family’s here, my friends. For him, it would be nice because that’s where he grew up.’’

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