Assistant AD Green's job eliminated
By ANTONYA ENGLISH and DARRELL FRY
© St. Petersburg Times, published August 25, 2000
TAMPA -- University of South Florida assistant athletic director for basketball operations Hiram Green revealed Thursday his position is being eliminated.
Green, who has served at his post for three years, said he was informed by athletic director Paul Griffin in June that his job would be phased out because of budget considerations.
Green, 40, said he hopes to be reassigned to a position outside the athletic department when he leaves his post next month.
"It's going to be tough," Green said about working outside athletics. "I'm going to miss it." Green wouldn't comment further.
Griffin confirmed Thursday afternoon that Green's position had been "eliminated" but said the decision was made primarily because Griffin wants to have a more hands-on role in the basketball program, and because of budget concerns.
"Mr. Green's position with the university doesn't exist anymore," Griffin said. "The reason is because I am now taking a greater role in the oversight of the men's and women's basketball programs."
Griffin said he made the decision in March.
Green spearheaded an internal review last year of player allegations of racial discrimination within the women's basketball program.
Those allegations led to a federal racial discrimination lawsuit filed Thursday in Tampa by former point guard Dione Smith.
Asked if the elimination of Green's job was related to the lawsuit, Griffin said he couldn't comment because it's an ongoing matter.
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