Report: UVa. fires Dave Leitao
A report on CBSSports.com this afternoon has Virginia firing men’s basketball coach Dave Leitao.
According to the report, the move was initiated with the goal in mind of making a run at Oklahoma coach Jeff Capel.
Capel, a Duke alum, was a candidate for the job four years ago while he was the head coach at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Leitao’s teams at Virginia went 63-60 in his four years in Charlottesville, highlighted by a 21-11 record and NCAA Tournament appearance in 2006-2007 that saw Leitao voted the ACC coach of the year.
– Story by Chris Graham