St. John's wants to talk with Georgia Tech coach Hewitt

BY foxsports • March 23, 2010

Georgia Tech  athletic director Dan Radekovich was contacted by St. John’s on Monday morning about Paul Hewitt, the school's basketball coach, Hewitt told

"They have contacted my athletic director," Hewitt said on Monday afternoon. "But I haven’t spoken to anyone from St. John’s. No meeting has been scheduled.”

Hewitt, who took the Yellow Jackets to the second round of the NCAA tournament, has emerged as a candidate to replace Norm Roberts.

Hewitt is a New York native who turned down the job prior to Roberts being hired. He led Georgia Tech to the championship game in 2004.

"I love Georgia Tech,” Hewitt said. "My wife and three children are very happy here in Atlanta. I haven't spoken to anyone from St. John's yet."

St. John's (17-16) lost to Memphis in the first round of the NIT. Roberts was fired with an 81-101 record with the school. St. John's has not been in the NCAA tournament since 2002.

Hewitt is 177-144 overall and 67-93 in ACC games in 10 years at Georgia Tech, including five NCAA tournament appearances.

Georgia Tech could lose top freshman Derrick Favors and junior Gani Lawal to the NBA from a team that also included seniors D'Andre Bell and Zachery Peacock.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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