REPORT: Memphis Targeting Texas Tech’s Tubby Smith

According to a report by USA Today Memphis has had “significant contact with Texas Tech basketball coach Tubby Smith and could be targeting him to replace Josh Pastner.”

This past season, Smith led Texas Tech to a 19-13 record, and earned the Big 12 Coach of the Year and Sporting News National Coach of the Year awards.  In addition to his stint at TTU, Smith has been the head coach at Tulsa, Georgia, Kentucky, and Minnesota and has a career record of 557-276 in his 25-seasons.  He won the 1998 NCAA National Championship while at Kentucky.

Also, according to USA Today, Smith has informed Texas Tech officials that he is involved in the Memphis process and it is believed he would take an offer if it is made.

More on this story as it develops.

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