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TU Officially Inducts Tubby Smith, 2021 Hall Of Fame Class

The University of Tulsa officially inducted the 2021 Hall of Fame class on Saturday. Rower Michelle Sechser, track star Chris O'Hare, soccer's Ryan Pore, football's Jeb Blount, the 1971 College World Series baseball team and basketball coach Tubby Smith made up the group.
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Coach K’s Duke Career Could Look Quite Different Without an Accidental Assist from Tubby Smith

With his career coming to a close, Coach K’s legendary resume will continue to be the talk of the college basketball world. With all respect to West Point, Krzyzewski’s time with the Duke Blue Devils has put him near the top of any GOAT rankings. Even if you can’t stand the sight of the 75-year-old, it’s tough to argue with 5 NCAA titles, 13 trips to the Final Four, and more than 1,000 wins with a single program. One of those championships, however, owes an assist to the combination of fate and another college basketball coach.
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Tubby Smith steps away from coaching; bought with Covid forces retirement

Tubby Smith offered no hint at retirement when he returned to Rupp Arena on New Year’s Eve, but did give an early indication the time was possibly near. “I go back to my pops … raised 17 kids with mom and dad,” Smith said. “He said, ‘Boy, there is going to come a time you’re not going to be able to fight like you used to.’ Stamina. It’s not so much drive.”
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Should Tubby Smith be in the Basketball Hall of Fame? It’s a close call.

History will judge Tubby Smith’s coaching tenure at Kentucky kindly. As was frequently noted when UK retired a jersey in Rupp Arena in Smith’s honor earlier this season, a 10-year coaching era (1997-2007) that yielded an NCAA title; four trips to the Elite Eight; 10 NCAA tournament appearances; five SEC regular-season championships; and five SEC Tournament titles holds up pretty well.
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Tubby Smith steps down as High Point coach, son G.G. Smith takes over

High Point head coach Tubby Smith announced he is stepping down as the men’s basketball coach after a second bout of COVID kept him away from the team. Tubby Smith is stepping down as the men’s basketball coach at High Point. The 70-year-old Smith was forced to take an extended absence from his team after he was diagnosed with COVID-19 for the second time.
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Tubby Smith Is Stepping Down: College Basketball Fans React

Longtime college basketball leader Tubby Smith is stepping down as the head coach of the High Point Panthers. The 70-year-old coach, who’s been a head basketball coach for more than 30 years, announced his decision to step down with an official statement this afternoon. After contracting COVID-19 for the second time in less than a year and spending extended periods away from the program, Smith felt this was a good time to step away.
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Minneapolis Star Tribune

Tubby Smith might be retiring for good, and he should be appreciated

Tubby Smith loved to coach. If that isn't evident merely by his longevity — nearly a half-century of coaching at the high school or college level — it should be from this: After being shoved out of the head job with the Gophers in 2013 at age 61, Smith went on to be the head coach at three other schools.
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Tubby Smith steps down as High Point head basketball coach

HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) — Tubby Smith has announced he is stepping down as head coach of the High Point University men’s basketball team. Smith, who once won a national championship while coaching at Kentucky, will be replaced by his son and current associate head coach G.G. Smith for the remainder of this season and next season.
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Legendary coach Tubby Smith steps down at alma mater High Point after contracting COVID-19 for second time

Legendary college basketball coach Tubby Smith announced Wednesday that he is stepping down at High Point and that his son, G.G. Smith, will succeed him. Smith, 70, is one of just three head coaches to take five different programs to the NCAA Tournament. He led Kentucky to the 1998 national title to highlight a career that also included stops at Tulsa, Georgia, Minnesota, Texas Tech and Memphis.
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