Rick Barnes

Tennessee’s Barnes Inks Extension through 2023-24

Tennessee Director of Athletics Phillip Fulmer announced Thursday that reigning SEC Men’s Basketball Coach of the Year Rick Barnes has received a contract extension through the 2023-24 season. “Rick has done an exceptional job of reestablishing our men’s basketball program into a championship-level program,” Fulmer said. “He stepped into what was a difficult situation as

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HoopDirt.com Daily News – 2/1/18

HoopDirt.com’s Daily News from the college basketball coaching world… Colorado State head basketball coach Larry Eustachy is facing new conduct investigation. CSU athletic director Joe Parker said Wednesday, “We have started a climate assessment, which involves conversations with the students and staff members associated with the men’s basketball program.  As always, we will not make

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Aubin Goporo Joins Rick Barnes’ Staff at Tennessee

Following a highly successful coaching career in the high school ranks, Aubin Goporo has joined Rick Barnes’ full-time Tennessee basketball staff as Director of Player Development. His duties with the Vols include serving as a program liaison to the Thornton Athletics Student Life Center, coordinating community outreach and service efforts and serving as a student-athlete

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Daily Roundup – 1/7/16

ESPN’s Jay Bilas watched the Syracuse-Miami game with Jim Boeheim at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Syracuse.  This was the eighth game of Boeheim’s nine game suspension.  Portions of Bilas’ live game viewing with the Syracuse coach will air on this week’s SportsCenter and during the UNC-Syracuse game. I am definitely looking forward to watching

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Tennessee Support Staff Update

Tennessee basketball coach Rick Barnes announced the addition of three full-time members of his support staff Monday. Video coordinator Riley Davis is accompanying Barnes from Texas, while director of basketball operations Mary-Carter Kniffen and assistant to the head coach Kyle Condon both are Tennessee graduates who have been with the UT athletics department for several

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Texas Dirt…

I have heard that former South Carolina and Western Kentucky head coach Darrin Horn is involved with a spot on Shaka Smart’s staff at Texas. Horn has been out of coaching since he left South Carolina back in 2012. He had a great run in five seasons at WKU, compiling a 111-48 record, but struggled

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OFFICIAL: Texas hires Shaka Smart

The leader of a Virginia Commonwealth University program that advanced to the 2011 Final Four and posted at least 26 wins in each of his six seasons at the school, Shaka Smart has been named the 24th head basketball coach at The University of Texas, Men’s Athletics Director Steve Patterson announced Friday. The 37-year-old Smart

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BREAKING: Shaka Smart to Texas

Multiple sources are now reporting that Shaka Smart will become the new head coach at Texas. Smart wrapped up a meeting with his team at around 10:30 tonight. After the meeting, VCU released the following statement, "Out of respect for Coach Smart and the University of Texas, we decline comment at this point. Athletic director

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HOT: Barnes contract details

Details of Rick Barnes contract at Tennessee have now been released. He has signed a six-year deal worth $2.5 million per season plus incentives. Here’s a link to the a PDF of the contract: https://mgtvwate.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/barnescontract.… Stay with HoopDirt for the latest college basketball coaching news and rumors.

BREAKING: Tennessee hires Rick Barnes

Rick Barnes will officially be introduced as the new men’s head basketball coach at the University of Tennessee in a press conference held at Pratt Pavilion at 4 p.m., on Tuesday. The event will be streamed live on UTSports.com Tennessee’s fortunes on the hardwood have never looked brighter, as Rick Barnes, the most decorated and

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