Tubby Smith was introduced as the Wildcats' 20th head coach on May 12,charged with the task of replacing popular coach Rick Pitinowho left to become the head coach of the NBA 's Boston Celtics. Henry Iba Award winners. High school student-athletes make college plans official November 15, Sports 29 minutes ago. Rebuilding the basketball program his first two years, he then led the team to two consecutive Missouri Valley Conference regular season titles and two appearances in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament in and Ex-Shakopee superintendent pleads guilty to felony theft, embezzlement.
On April 14,Smith accepted the head coaching position at Memphisreplacing former Memphis coach Josh Pastner who took the job at Georgia Tech.
Smith led the Wildcats to six Sweet Sixteen appearances,and four Elite Eight appearances,in his ten seasons. The Wildcats were at the top of the basketball world at the time, having won a national title in and played in the national title game in JazzRocketsNetsRocketsGrizzlies. He lettered four times and was an all-conference performer as a senior. Views Read Edit View history. Thanksgiving comes early for Wilmington area homeless November 15, 9: Some UK fans went as far as to place "for sale" signs on his front lawn.