Minnesota assistant basketball coach put on leave

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Saul Smith, an assistant coach with the University of Minnesota's men's basketball team, was put on leave after he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence early Saturday morning, USA Today reported.

Smith, 32, is the son of head coach Tubby Smith. He has held his present job since 2007, the year his father took over at the helm of the Gophers.

The Minnesota Daily reported that Smith was put on "indefinite administrative leave," and that he will appear in court on Dec. 3.

"While we do not want to rush to judgment before the legal process proceeds, coach Tubby Smith and I are taking this matter seriously," athletics director Norwood Teague said in a release.

In July, the team's star, Trevor Mbakwe was arrested on a drunken driving charge.

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