Georgia Tech

Tech AD unfamiliar with reports Miami considering to hire him

Fret not, Georgia Tech fans, athletic director Dan Radakovich doesn't appear to be going anywhere.

At least not now.

On Sunday, a report from The Miami Herald surfaced suggesting Radakovich was "very high on a list of about a dozen candidates" for the Hurricanes' AD vacancy. The statement was part of a quick-hits notes package The Herald ran, and little was mentioned other than Radakovich's name being on the list.

During Sunday afternoon's Georgia Tech-Miami basketball game in Atlanta, Radakovich was asked if there were any truth to The Herald's report.

He declined comment on the matter, and added that he was unfamiliar with any discussions between he and Miami. The first he heard of any discussions was when a reporter brought up The Herald's report to him, he said.

Previous Miami athletic director Kirby Hocutt abruptly left South Florida nearly two weeks ago to take over the top job at Texas Tech. In his place, Tony Hernandez was named interim AD.

Radakovich could be a plausible, or at least coveted, candidate.

He began his career at Miami, serving as athletics business manager between 1983-85.

Radakovich came to Georgia Tech from LSU in 2006 and signed a five-year contract extention in 2010.

Among other projects he's overseen are the installation of a new basketball facility at Georgia Tech and the current construction on an indoor football practice facility. He also has begun work on renovation efforts to the basketball arena, with a near complete overhaul of it slated to begin this summer.

Also said to be on his to-do list is evaluating the work of head basketball coach Paul Hewitt and deciding whether to retain the coach another season or not. The Yellow Jackets were 12-17 overall entering Sunday's contest against Miami. In 2007, Radakovich oversaw the firing of head football coach Chan Gailey and hiring of current coach Paul Johnson.

Here's another link about Radakovich's name on Miami's lists.