Whit Babcock announced the hiring of Buzz Williams on HokieSports.com. There will be a press conference on Monday, March 24 at 6:00 PM on the floor of Cassell Coliseum. It will be open to the public and is free. That's brilliant marketing.
ESPN.com's Jeff Goodman is reporting it's a seven-year deal is worth almost $18 million.
Buzz Williams left Marquette for a variety of reasons, sources told ESPN. One of the biggest was new league/new TV package.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) March 21, 2014
"I am extremely excited about welcoming Buzz Williams to the Hokie Nation," Whit Babcock said in a statement. "Buzz is a proven winner who has earned his way up through the ranks with a strong track record of success. I am confident he will energize our fan base and help make Virginia Tech Basketball competitive in the Atlantic Coast Conference. I know he will recruit at the highest level."
"It's never easy to leave a great school like Marquette, where I spent seven wonderful years, six as the head coach," Buzz Williams said in a statement. "But this is a special situation to work at a place like Virginia Tech. I've heard tremendous things about this terrific institution and this is an outstanding opportunity to build a program. My family and I look forward to becoming a part of this great university and community, and taking on the challenges associated in succeeding in the ACC."