Veteran coach says he expects to build program into a consistent winner
Tubby Smith had no vision of stepping away from coaching following his dismissal from Minnesota last week.
He also didn’t expect to be boarding a plane to West Texas just a few days after he landed on the unemployment line.
“It’s been a whirlwind,” Smith said Tuesday, April 2, while being introduced as Texas Tech’s 16th basketball coach. “(Tech officials) flew down to North Carolina and we met. In fact, we were just going to talk, and they indicated, ‘Well, we have two empty seats on the plane.’ ”