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.