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Search in full swing for Ga. Tech's new coach

Photo by Danny Aller

Photo by Danny Aller

ATLANTA -- Tulsa coach Doug Wojcik said Wednesday he has not been contacted by Georgia Tech and called reports he will be interviewed by the school "hilarious."

Wojcik told The Associated Press in a telephone interview "several people have asked me" about reports he would interview for the Georgia Tech job.

"It's nice. It's flattering," Wojcik said. "I haven't heard anything."

Georgia Tech is looking for a successor for Paul Hewitt, who was fired following a 13-18 season.

Georgia Tech athletic director Dan Radakovich said he hopes to hire a replacement for Hewitt by the Final Four, which begins April 2 in Houston.

Some potential candidates, including Virginia Commonwealth's Shaka Smart and Richmond's Chris Mooney, have teams in the NCAA Sweet 16.

Radakovich said he is being assisted in the search by former Vanderbilt and South Carolina coach Eddie Fogler.

Fogler also advised Auburn during last year's search which ended with the hiring of Tony Barbee.

Fogler did not return a phone message.

Hewitt's overall record in 11 years was 190-162, including 72-104 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. He took Georgia Tech to five NCAA tournament appearances, including the 2004 national championship game.

Tulsa finished 19-13 under Wojcik this season and did not receive a postseason bid after making the NIT each of the last two seasons.

A former assistant at Notre Dame, North Carolina and Michigan State, Wojcik was hired by Tulsa in 2005 and had a string of four straight 20-win seasons end this year.