Update: Texas Tech’s Associate Athletics Director, Blayne Beal, just tweeted out the below in response to both the Associated Press and ESPN’s reports. He says the reports are inaccurate, and that no deal has been reached.
Texas Tech has NOT reached an agreement with Tubby Smith to be next hoops coach.Current reports are inaccurate.
— Blayne Beal (@BlayneBeal) April 1, 2013
Earlier: After being fired following his sixth season with the Minnesota Golden Gophers, Tubby Smith already has a new job. It’s being widely reported that he will become the next head coach at Texas Tech.
— AP_Top25 (@AP_Top25) April 1, 2013
Tubby Smith becomes yet another former Kentucky coach to take the reigns at Texas Tech. Though unlike last time (Billy Gillispie), UK fans are excited about the Red Raiders’ new hire.
— Kentucky Crazies (@kentuckycrazies) April 1, 2013
Tubby smith to Texas Tech!!! New second favorite team now
— Greg Sagasser (@gsags21) April 1, 2013