The Minnesota Supreme Court overturned a $1 million award against the University of Minnesota and men’s basketball coach Tubby Smith on Wednesday, ruling that although they treated a prospective assistant coach unfairly, they couldn’t be held financially responsible for backing out of a job offer that Smith lacked the authority to make.
Minnesota’s contract extension with coach Tubby Smith has a $2.5 million limit on what the university must pay if he’s fired before the end of the deal.
Minnesota coach Tubby Smith has agreed to terms on a contract extension with the university through the 2016-17 season.
On his first day on the job as the new athletic director at Minnesota, Norwood Teague proclaimed the long-talked about and exhaustively negotiated contract extension for men’s basketball coach Tubby Smith “at the very end” of completion.
The Vikings second first round pick, Harrison Smith out of Notre Dame, has quite a connection to his childhood team in Tennessee. Former Viking Tim Irwin was Smith’s childhood coach, and currently coaches Smith’s younger brother.
One of Norwood Teague’s first tasks as Minnesota’s new athletic director will be to address the contract of men’s basketball coach Tubby Smith.
It seems like every year since he’s coached the Gopher basketball team, Tubby smith has been rumored to be in the mix for other coaching jobs in the offseason.
Tubby Smith has been asked about getting a contract extension at Minnesota for well over a year now, and that doesn’t figure to change anytime soon.
Minnesota’s run to a runner-up finish in the National Invitation Tournament was more than a consolation gift at the end of another up-and-down season under coach Tubby Smith.
Gopher basketball coach Tubby Smith previewed the NIT title match-up with Stanford on the Morning News with Dave Lee
Minnesota and Stanford face off in Thursday’s NIT title game looking to prove how far they’ve come.
Chip Armelin scored a career-high 20 points with seven rebounds, Rodney Williams had 16 points, eight rebounds and three crowd-pleasing dunks and Minnesota stopped a six-game losing streak with an 81-69 win over Nebraska on Saturday.
Minnesota point guard Julian Welch could play some in the final regular season game against Nebraska.
Minnesota coach Tubby Smith has been begging his players to get aggressive on offense and take the ball to the hoop.
Tubby Smith says his University of Minnesota men’s basketball team can still make the NCAA playoffs.