Smith leaving Kentucky to coach Minnesota
Tubby Smith, who led the Kentucky Wildcats to the NCAA championship in his first season but spent the next nine years trying to live up to the school's storied reputation, accepted the head coaching job at Minnesota on Thursday.
Smith, who had four years remaining on his contract at Kentucky, will be introduced at a 1 p.m. ET news conference Friday in Minneapolis. Kentucky will still honor the $1.5 million incentive bonus that Smith is due on April 3.
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Tubby Smith Leaves Kentucky
• Smith leaving UK for Minnesota
• Smith unaware of Agent's dealings
• Smith gets warm welcome at Minnesota
• Smith talks about leaving UK
• Katz: How Minnesota got Smith
• Forde: Smith kept Kentucky in the dark
• Forde: Everybody wins
• Wojciechowski: Sweet 16 or coaching auditions?
• Smith on "Mike & Mike"
• Andy Katz on the process that led Smith to Minnesota and his potential replacements.
• Doug Gottlieb thinks Minnesota is a better fit for Smith.
• Jay Bilas is happy Smith is moving on, and on his own terms.