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Tubby Smith leaves winningest basketball program ever; joins crappy one.

ESPN.com story

I think Tubby Smith made a good move, but I also think he made a bad move. The situation had gotten bad for him in Kentucky and was likely to end in a firing or forced resignation, and it was good for him to get out on his own terms. I also think that of all the places he could go, the Big Ten is ideal for him.

However, there were three available teams in the Big Ten; of the three, I don’t think Minnesota is the one most would choose. Michigan and Iowa both have better histories and recruiting bases. Oh wait, 1.8 million per year

This should be a big improvement for Minnesota, who has won an average of 15 games and 6 conference games of the last five years and an improvement for the Big Ten as a whole after a few down years.

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March 23, 2007 - Posted by | Big Ten, NCAA, SEC | , , , , ,

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