Seth Greenberg Rumors End With Contract Extension

UPDATE NO. 2: It's official, Greenberg is staying at Virginia Tech. He's getting a raise and I'll be very interested to see just how much. St. John's can now move on to its next ACC target, Al Skinner. Have fun, Jeff and Brian.

UPDATE NO. 1: Again from The Twitter, Mark Viera of the Washington Post reports Greenberg will be staying in Blacksburg and something will be announced Friday.

The "Seth Greenberg to St. John's" story has had a lot of developments today, most of them coming from The Twitter. Here's a quick recap:

First, from Fox Sports' Jeff Goodman at 11:47 a.m. EDT:

Source close to Seth Greenberg told FOXSports.com he thinks Va Tech coach will stay in Blacksburg if Hokies "step up and take care of him."

Fair enough. Greenberg is the second-lowest paid coach in the ACC, just ahead of Sidney Lowe at NC State. It's well within his right to ask for a raise after his team finished tied for third in the league.

The next dispatch came from SI's Seth Davis at 12:52 p.m. EDT:

Sounds like Seth Greenberg could be close to taking himself out of running for St. John's or any other job. Supposed to talk w/ his AD 2day.

I assume that means he's meeting with Jim Weaver. Presumably to ask for that raise.

The most recent report came from the NYT's Pete Thamel at 1:37 p.m. EDT:

Busy day at St. John's, as Seth Greenberg will be interviewing along with Al Skinner. Johnnies still swinging for names. Will it backfire?

At this point we don't know how much of it, if any is true. What we do know is St. John's is interested in Greenberg as its next head coach, that Greenberg currently makes just a shade under $1 million per year and the last published report said St. John's has not asked permission to talk to him.

That's a lot to take in.

If I had to put a percentage on whether or not Greenberg stays I'd put it at 65 percent stay, 35 percent go. My guess is Greenberg doesn't really want the St. John's job, but does want more money from Tech.

Normally I'd be all for giving Greenberg more money to stay in Blacksburg, but the guy just got a raise in June 2008. The ink is barely dry on his last contract and all he has to show between then and now are three wins in the NIT. Let's not get carried away here. If he wants a modest raise, go ahead and give it to him. But if he's asking for the moon, call his bluff and see if he really wants to start from scratch again just for the sake of making more scratch.

We don't know a whole lot about what Greenberg is or isn't doing today but I think we'll a whole lot more tonight or tomorrow morning. Stay tuned.

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