Rick Barnes

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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