Apr 3, 2013
Tubby Smith Hired By Texas Tech

CBSSports

http://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/story/21990473/texas-tech-hires-tubby-smith-as-basketball-coach

Tubby Smith is headed to Texas Tech to try to turn around another wayward program.

Smith was hired Monday, the school announced late Monday night. Associate athletic director Blayne Beal tweeted that a 2 p.m. press conference was scheduled Tuesday to meet the latest man who is coming from a bigger program to try to revive the basketball program in West Texas.

Interim coach Chris Walker went 11-20 this season and 3-15 in Big 12 play as the program tried to recover from Billy Gillispie’s volatile one-year tenure, which ended when he resigned in September.

Smith was fired by Minnesota last week after six seasons, but it didn’t take long for him to land on his feet.

He led the Golden Gophers to three NCAA tournaments and this year delivered the program’s first tourney win — over sixth-seeded UCLA — since 1997. He went 124-81 (.610), winning 20 games five times. But he never finished higher than sixth in the Big Ten, going just 46-62 in conference play, and Minnesota athletic director Norwood Teague decided it was time to go in another direction.

In all, Smith is 511-226 (.693) in 22 seasons and his teams have won 20-plus games 19 times.

Tubby Smith Hired By Texas Tech

CBSSports

http://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/story/21990473/texas-tech-hires-tubby-smith-as-basketball-coach

Tubby Smith is headed to Texas Tech to try to turn around another wayward program.

Smith was hired Monday, the school announced late Monday night. Associate athletic director Blayne Beal tweeted that a 2 p.m. press conference was scheduled Tuesday to meet the latest man who is coming from a bigger program to try to revive the basketball program in West Texas.

Interim coach Chris Walker went 11-20 this season and 3-15 in Big 12 play as the program tried to recover from Billy Gillispie’s volatile one-year tenure, which ended when he resigned in September.

Smith was fired by Minnesota last week after six seasons, but it didn’t take long for him to land on his feet.

He led the Golden Gophers to three NCAA tournaments and this year delivered the program’s first tourney win — over sixth-seeded UCLA — since 1997. He went 124-81 (.610), winning 20 games five times. But he never finished higher than sixth in the Big Ten, going just 46-62 in conference play, and Minnesota athletic director Norwood Teague decided it was time to go in another direction.

In all, Smith is 511-226 (.693) in 22 seasons and his teams have won 20-plus games 19 times.






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