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UVA's Bennett comments on Greenberg in Richmond

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Tony Bennett was the main rival of Seth Greenberg for the last three years, but Tuesday in Richmond he sympathized with the former Tech coach's current position.

Greenberg was fired Monday after nine seasons leading the Hokies basketball program.

Bennett, along with football coach Mike London, were guests at the annual Virginia Athletics Foundation Spring Social on Tuesday night at the Jefferson Hotel.  After speaking to a large group, Bennett said that Greenberg is a "very good coach" and "he hopes he lands on his feet". Bennett added that in this hard economic time, he just "feels for him (Greenberg) and his family". 

Greenberg was fired two months after the season was over, for what Tech Athletic Director Jim Weaver said was an inability to foster a family-like atmosphere within his program.  Bennett said Tuesday that he didn't want to speculate on what happened, but he did say "the timing I don't understand".

With Greenberg gone, Bennett is the fourth longest tenured coach in the ACC, behind Duke's Mike Krzyzewski, UNC's Roy Williams and Florida State's Leonard Hamilton.

London also spoke Tuesday night, and brought along Deep Run product Jake Snyder.  London said that with his high character and leadership skills, Snyder epitomizes what he hopes all Wahoo football players strive to be.

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