Georgia Tech fires head basketball coach Brian Gregory


The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are looking for a new head coach, having parted ways with Brian Gregory on Friday

Although this past season could not really be considered a disaster by any means, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets announced on Friday that they have fired head basketball coach Brian Gregory.

Gregory joined the Yellow Jackets in the 2011 season after eight pretty successful seasons as the head coach of the Dayton Flyers. He won just 11 games during his first season in Atlanta, and 16 in each of the next two campaigns. The program dropped off a bit in 2014-15, going 12-19.

However, this past season was the first under Gregory in which they showed some really significant strides. Georgia Tech finished 21-15 and made it all the way to the most recent NIT quarterfinals. So needless to say, this firing comes as a bit of s surprise to some.

Now, the question emphatically turns to who they could find as a better replacement. Gregory had just finished the most successful season of his tenure and things were looking up. While he wasn’t a Coach of the Year candidate at all, the fact of the matter is that it’s difficult to sell a good coach on going to Georgia Tech to run the basketball program. If anything, you can expect them to hire an experienced assistant coach who can hit the recruiting trail hard, because that’s about what they’d be able to realistically afford at the moment.

Time will tell whether or not this was the right move by the Georgia Tech administration.

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