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Memphis reportedly targeting Tubby Smith for coaching job


Tubby Smith is the leading candidate for the vacant Memphis basketball job, according to a report.

The current Texas Tech coach has had “significant contact” with the school, according to Dan Wolken of USA Today, and it is believed that he would take the position if it is offered to him.

A deal is apparently very close as of Wednesday afternoon.

Memphis is reportedly targeting an experienced, proven winner and Smith would certainly fit that bill. He won a national title at Kentucky and has taken all five of the schools he’s coached at to the NCAA Tournament at least once, and he’s entered bad situations at Minnesota and Texas Tech and brought them periods of success. That record of success is a far cry from that of former coach Josh Pastner, who took over after the wildly successful John Calipari era and has missed the NCAA Tournament each of the previous two seasons before his recent departure for greener pastures.


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