Updated at 6:05 p.m.
Virginia Tech has fired men's basketball coach Seth Greenberg. The announcement came during a late afternoon news conference.
During the news conference , athletic director Jim Weaver said: "We need to go in another direction."
Former Hokies star and NBA player Dell Curry is among those in contention to replace Greenberg, Comcast SportsNet's Chick Hernandez reports.
Curry, in Washington to call tonight's Wizards-Bobcats game, told CSN's Chris Miller he would like to coach at his alma mater.
Media outlets reported earlier today that Greenberg had no idea whether the scheduled news conference had something to do with him.
Three of Greenberg's assistant coaches had left the staff since the end of the season.
Greenberg had a 170-123 record in nine seasons at Virginia Tech, with one NCAA tournament berth. The Hokies often have been in the running for one of the final NCAA bids, only to lose out, a sore point for Greenberg.
Though Virginia Tech had seven winning years under Greenberg -- including four with at least 20 victories -- it went 16-17 this past season.
Greenberg was Atlantic Coast Conference Coach of the Year in 2004-05 and 2007-08.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.