We Got Tubby!!!!
University of Minnesota Athletics Director Joel Maturi announced today that the University and Gopher men's basketball coach Tubby Smith have agreed to terms on a seven-year contract. "We are thrilled to announce that we have finalized a long-term agreement with Coach Smith," Maturi said.
Coach Smith has the Golden Gophers off to a 6-1 record in 2007. They have defeated Army, Iowa State, Central Michigan, UC Riverside, North Dakota State and Colorado State by an average of 18.8 points per game, which is the second-largest victory margin in the Big Ten Conference. I am excited for the basketball program because it allows students and boosters something new to be excited about on campus. I think things can only get better from here because Coach Smith can start to bring in the type of players that he wants. Coach Smith has championship credentials having won the national title in 1998, several NCAA tournament appearances and winning five SEC tournament titles