Texas Tech to name Tubby Smith its next men’s basketball coach

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These are the words of the AP, not mine:  “ is coming to to try to turn around another wayward program.  A person with knowledge of the deal says Tech agreed to terms Monday with Smith on a contract to be its next coach. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because an official announcement has not been made.

Smith takes over for interim coach Chris Walker, who went 11-20 this season and just 3-15 in play. The program is still reeling from Billy Gillispie’s volatile one-year tenure, which ended when he resigned in September.

Smith was fired by last week after six seasons. He led them to three tournaments and this year delivered the program’s first tourney win – over sixth-seeded UCLA – since 1997.”

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