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Per CBS sports
Smith, who has spent the past six seasons with the Gophers, was fired on Monday afternoon, sources told CBSSports.com. His tenure ends with a 124-81 overall mark and a 46-62 record in Big Ten play.
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Kinda weird to me. I just can't identify with my bball tm making it to the second round and having its coach fired. :/
This post was edited by NU Big Lou 13 months ago
AD who has been on the job less than a year there came from Virginia Commonwealth. Expect to hear Shaka Smart's name a lot.
no way Shaka goes to Minnesota
I hope not...that would not be good for us
Couple friends in that area in they all wanted Tubby out. So incredibly stupid. Minnesota is a tough sell unless you've got a lot of money to back up to a coach's door.
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I'm kind of surprised by it too. I don't know a ton about Minnesota, but I feel like Tubby is a pretty good coach.
Tubby Smith and Ben Howland both to good of coaches to be fired
Did NOT see that coming. Very good coach. Hope the AD knows what the heck he's doing because, if he's coming from the Pederson school of hiring/firing, they're in for a mess.
Tubby Smith has tons of respect around coaching circles.
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I emailed a buddy that is a season ticket holder there and told him at NU we would put a statue up of our bball coach if he got us into the tournament and won a NCAA tournament game.
With you here. Surprised as anyone. As it's been said, Tubby was about the maximum caliber that a place like Minnesota can have. Unless there was some dirt that we don't know about, it's hard to understand this. The “Pederson Effect” could be frighteningly real for Minny soon enough.
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He respond back?
Also, the lack of cutting edge facilities is an issue there.
Ha they are just going with a rustic look
He basically said they were so inconsistent. One week they would look great and beat the number 1 team and the next game lose to a team they should beat by 10-15 points. Very undisciplined and Tubby wasn't a great offensive coach. Now I lived in Minnesota when he was hired and the Gopher fanbase was ecstatic about getting him. I do remember Kentucky fans calling the sports radio stations and saying the same thing my friend said. Who knows? I do know Husker fans would love to have that problem.
like we said in the UCLA thread I think Flip Saunders would be a great hire
Shaka Smart reportedly working out an extension to stay at VCU.
Not suprised......i dont think he'll ever leave there
Why would he........gets paid good money,not the pressure of aUCLA,kansas,Etc.
hes beloved already there.
and from all reports he loves the area
Gotta figure at some point, Smart won't be able to keep going to the bank every time a decent job opens up.
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