Friday, March 23, 2007
Experienced Greenberg accepts first head coach job
RICHMOND, Va. -- Brad Greenberg, the associate head coach on
brother Seth Greenberg's staff at Virginia Tech, was introduced as
the men's basketball coach at nearby Radford University on Friday.
The job will be the first as a head coach for Greenberg, 53, but
his history in basketball includes several stops as an assistant
coach and several in NBA management.
He was the general manager of the Philadelphia 76ers in 1996
when they selected Allen Iverson with the first overall pick in the
draft. He was the director of player personnel and then vice
president of player personnel for eight years with the Portland Trail Blazers when they twice reached the NBA finals.
Greenberg also was as an assistant coach with the New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers.
He was director of basketball operations for his brother at
South Florida before both came to Virginia Tech in 2003.
"Brad's knowledge of the game and his unique experience, both
as a coach and in athletic administration management, give him the
full complement of skills needed to take RU basketball to a
championship level of competition," university president Penelope
Kyle said in a statement.
Radford, which competes in the Big South Conference, was 8-22
this past season.
"Radford University basketball has tremendous potential to win
championships, gain prominence in the Big South Conference, and
compete in postseason tournaments," Greenberg said in a statement
released by the university.
Radford's campus is about 20 miles from Virginia's Tech's