Tubby Smith Agrees to Deal with Texas Tech

Updated: 04/01/2013 5:44 PM KSTP.com

Tubby Smith is coming to Texas Tech to try to turn around another wayward program.
A source confirmed to our Darren Wolfson, an original AP report, that stated Texas Tech agreed to terms Monday with Smith. The source told Wolfson the contract will be at least a six-year deal worth at least $1.3 million per year.
Smith takes over for interim coach Chris Walker, who went 11-20 this season and just 3-15 in Big 12 play. The program is still reeling from Billy Gillispie's volatile one-year tenure, which ended when he resigned in September.
Smith was fired by Minnesota last week after six seasons. He led them to three NCAA tournaments and this year delivered the program's first tourney win - over sixth-seeded UCLA - since 1997.

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