Reports: Georgia Tech nearing deal with Memphis’s Josh Pastner

Georgia Tech is reportedly nearing a deal with Memphis head coach Josh Pastner to fill its head coaching vacancy.
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Georgia Tech is nearing a deal with Memphis head coach Josh Pastner to fill its head coaching vacancy, ESPN’s Jeff Goodman reports.

CBS Sports’s Gary Parrish reports Pastner is in the process of negotiating a buyout with Memphis.

The Yellow Jackets parted ways with Brian Gregory after five seasons as coach following a loss in the NIT quarterfinals.

Pastner, 38, holds a 167–73 career record over seven seasons as head coach at Memphism, where he became one of the youngest head coaches in the country. The Tigers have not made the NCAA tournament since 2014, and Pastner never guided them past the second round of the tourney.

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2015-16 was the best year of Gregory’s tenure, with the Yellow Jackets winning 21 games. But under Gregory, Georgia Tech never made the NCAA tournament or finished above .500 in the ACC.