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Tubby Smith Heads to The University of Minnesota

Tubby Smith become the new head basketball coach at the Unversity of Minnesota Thursday, ending a 10-year run as coach at the University of Kentucky. ESPN.com is reporting Smith's new contract with Minnesota is a seven-year deal that will pay him $1.8 million per season.

According to The Associated Press, Smith will be introduced as the new head coach at a press conference on Friday at noon.

The St. Paul Pioneer Press is reporting Smith was under pressure to win more championships at Kentucky, despite having a record of 263-83 during his tenure with the team.