Tubby Smith to speak at the Pentagon

Texas Tech men's basketball head coach Tubby Smith will speak at the Pentagon on Wednesday as part of NBA Cares Hoops for Troops "Commitment to Service."

Smith, along with six other USA Basketball and NCAA collegiate coaches will have a leadership panel discussion in the Pentagon Auditorium moderated by ESPN's College Basketball Analyst Jay Bilas.

According to Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey, the discussion will center around the importance of dynamic leadership to building winning teams.

While the coaches will present their expertise, they will also get a chance to see what the military brings to the nation.

There will also be a strategy seminar where the coaches and military leadership will talk about shared values, common themes, and applicable lessons learned over their careers.

These events are part of an expanding relationship between USA Basketball, the NBA and the Department of Defense focused on "Commitment to Serve."

The coaches joining Smith are:

Geno Auriemma: head coach for the USA Basketball Women's National Team and UConn women's basketball

Jim Boehim: assistant coach for the USA Basketball Men's National team and head coach at Syracuse

Jamie Dixon: head coach at Pitt

Tom Izzo: head coach at Michigan State

Kevin Ollie: head coach at UConn 

Jay Wright: head coach at Villanova

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