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Tubby Smith fired

Tubby Smith fired, on Monday, Orlando "Tubby" Smith (born June 30, 1951) is an American college basketball coach. Cutting ties with veteran coach one day after the Golden Gophers lost to Florida in the NCAA tournament. Athletics director Norwood Teague announced the decision Monday and said it was time for a "fresh set of eyes" on the program. Orlando Tubby Smith is an American college basketball coach. Most recently, he was the men's basketball head coach at the University of Minnesota from 2007-2013. Smith previously served in the same role at the University of Tulsa, the University of Georgia, and University of Kentucky, where he coached the Wildcats to the 1998 NCAA championship. Smith was 124-81 (.610) in six seasons at Minnesota, helping to bring the program back to respectability and ramping up expectations for a team hit hard by an academic cheating scandal. Tubby Smith Smiling Smith won 20 games five times. But he went just 46-62 in Big Ten play an