Legends of Coaching award to be given to Tubby Smith

LOS ANGELES -- Texas Tech's Tubby Smith will receive the John R. Wooden Award's Legends of Coaching honor in April.

The annual award recognizes coaches who exemplify Wooden's standards of coaching success and personal integrity.

Smith will receive the award at the ESPN College Basketball Awards show in Los Angeles on April 8.

He is 538-263 in 24 years as a head coach at Texas Tech, Minnesota, Kentucky, Georgia and Tulsa. He won a national championship at Kentucky in 1998, and has made four Elite Eight appearances, had nine Sweet 16 berths and posted 20 or more wins in 19 seasons while making 17 NCAA Tournament appearances.

Among previous winners of the award are Tara VanDerveer of Stanford, Roy Williams of Kansas, Mike Krzyzewski of Duke and Dean Smith of North Carolina.