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Friday, March 23, 2007
Experienced Greenberg accepts first head coach job

Associated Press

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 campus.