Reports: Arkansas is close to hiring former Kentucky coach Tubby Smith

Tubby Smith
Tubby Smith

Could Tubby Smith be close to taking over his third SEC program?  The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported this afternoon that Smith has already had a face-to-face meeting with Arkansas officials. Mike Jones writes that Arkansas “is close to hiring” Minnesota’s coach.  Jones reports that Billy Gillispie “has also had informal contact” about the Arkansas job. Perhaps Jeff Long should give Joe B. Hall a ring to see if he’d be interested.

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Smith coached at Kentucky prior to Gillispie, of course. And he coached at Georgia prior to Kentucky.

Posted by Walter Cornett

Walter Cornett, of Elizabethtown, Kentucky, is the owner and operator of Walter’s Wildcat World. He founded in 1998 making it one of the oldest Kentucky basketball fan sites in operation today.