Report: Kentucky to hire former Auburn head coach Tony Barbee

Tony Barbee is reporting:  “ is expected to hire former head coach in an administrative position, likely the spot vacated by Rod Strickland.

Multiple sources on Thursday confirmed discussions between Barbee and UK. The hire could be announced as early as Friday, a source said.

Barbee played at Massachusetts and coached at under head coach John Calipari. He had head-coaching stints at and most recently at Auburn, where he went 49-75 in four seasons.”