ATLANTA (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations says Georgia Tech has reached an agreement with Josh Pastner to become Georgia Tech’s next men’s basketball coach.

The former Memphis coach will replace Brian Gregory. The person spoke to The Associated Press Friday on condition of anonymity Friday because the agreement has not been announced.

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Pastner, 38, was 167-73 with four NCAA Tournament bids in seven years at Memphis, but did not finish his stay with the Tigers on a high note. Memphis was a combined 37-29 the last two years, failing to land an NCAA invitation each season. It finished 19-15 this season.

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Despite the downturn of the Memphis program the last two years, which included a drop in attendance, Pastner comes to Georgia Tech with a reputation as a strong recruiter.

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