Tubby Smith Out As Gopher Basketball Coach

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Less than 24 hours after losing to Florida in the third round of the NCAA Tournament, Tubby Smith is out as Gopher men’s basketball coach.

WCCO-TV Sports Director Mark Rosen has confirmed that Smith was fired Monday. Smith, 61, went 124-81 at Minnesota and won his first NCAA Tournament game Friday night against UCLA. Smith with 46-62 in Big 10 Conference play. Minnesota got to the NCAA three times in his six seasons.

After getting a contract extension before last season, it would cost the University of Minnesota about $2.5 million to buy out the remainder of Smith’s contract.

Read more on WCCO here.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From 104.1 Jack FM

Get The App
JACK's Crush Archive
JACK's Inside Track

Listen Live