March 16, 4:45 p.m.: Men's basketball coach Dave Leitao is out at Virginia. A school official told Cavaliers beat writer Zach Berman that Leitao has "resigned." But according to multiple reports this afternoon, the school fired Leitao today.
CBSSports.com reports that Oklahoma Coach Jeff Capel could be among Virginia's top targets. Capel knows the state of Virginia because of his days as the head coach at Virginia Commonwealth.
Dennis Coleman, Capel's agent, told Maryland beat writer Steve Yanda today that Coleman had not heard from anyone at Virginia, that he had just found out about Leitao and that he would not comment on Capel's potential interest in the Virginia job.
Ricky Lefft, the agent for Minnesota Coach Tubby Smith, told Yanda today that Lefft had not heard about Leitao's firing and that he wouldn't comment on Smith's interest because "it would not be appropriate."
In four seasons at Virginia, Leitao amassed a 63-60 record. Virginia (10-18) finished 11th in the ACC this season, losing in the first round of the ACC tournament against Boston College.
More to come...
March 16, 2009; 4:47 PM ET
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