Tubby Smith

Orlando "Tubby" Smith
Orlando Henry "Tubby" Smith (born June 30, 1951) is an American college basketball coach.wikipedia
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Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball

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Smith previously served in the same role at the University of Tulsa, the University of Georgia, the University of Kentucky, the University of Minnesota, Texas Tech University, and the University of Memphis.
The Wildcats have also been led by many successful head coaches, including Adolph Rupp, Joe B. Hall, Eddie Sutton, Rick Pitino, Tubby Smith, and John Calipari.

Tulsa Golden Hurricane men's basketball

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Smith previously served in the same role at the University of Tulsa, the University of Georgia, the University of Kentucky, the University of Minnesota, Texas Tech University, and the University of Memphis.
Many big-name coaches previously worked at Tulsa, like University of Kansas coach Bill Self and Minnesota coach Tubby Smith.

Minnesota Golden Gophers men's basketball

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Smith previously served in the same role at the University of Tulsa, the University of Georgia, the University of Kentucky, the University of Minnesota, Texas Tech University, and the University of Memphis.
On March 25, 2013, Tubby Smith was fired after failing to reach the Sweet Sixteen again.

J. D. Barnett

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He played under three head coaches at High Point, including future boss J. D. Barnett.
He is also well known for being a mentor of Tubby Smith, the current head coach at High Point University.

G. G. Smith

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G.G. Smith, who played for his father at the University of Georgia, was formerly the head coach at Loyola (Md), and is currently the associate head coach at High Point.
, Smith is the oldest son of college basketball coach Tubby Smith.

Memphis Tigers men's basketball

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Smith previously served in the same role at the University of Tulsa, the University of Georgia, the University of Kentucky, the University of Minnesota, Texas Tech University, and the University of Memphis.
A few days later, the Tigers hired Tubby Smith to take over the head coaching job.

St. Mary's County, Maryland

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Smith was born in Scotland, Maryland, in Saint Mary's County, the sixth of 17 children born to sharecroppers Guffrie and Parthenia Smith.
St. Mary's County was the birthplace of Dashiell Hammett, and Orlando "Tubby" Smith, head basketball coach at High Point University.

Rick Pitino

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Smith joined the University of Kentucky under then head coach Rick Pitino, who had the challenge of rebuilding a UK program that had been rocked by NCAA probation and player defections.
In total, 21 former Pitino players and coaches have become Division I head coaches, including Florida's Billy Donovan, Texas Tech's Tubby Smith, Arizona State's Herb Sendek, Cincinnati's Mick Cronin, Minnesota's Richard Pitino, Seton Hall's Kevin Willard as well as Cal State Northridge's Reggie Theus.

Georgia Bulldogs

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In two seasons, he led the Bulldogs to a 45–19 record, including the first back-to-back seasons of 20 wins or more in school history.
Since making its first postseason tournament in 1980, Georgia has received 21 postseason invitations under coaches Hugh Durham, Tubby Smith, Ron Jirsa, Jim Harrick, and Dennis Felton, including 10 trips to the NCAA tournament.

Nolan Richardson

In 2005, he joined Roy Williams, Nolan Richardson, Denny Crum, and Jim Boeheim as the only head coaches to win 365 games in 15 seasons or fewer.
Nolan Richardson is also among an elite group including Roy Williams, Denny Crum, Jim Boeheim, and Tubby Smith as the only head coaches to win 365 games in 15 seasons or less.

Texas Tech Red Raiders basketball

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Smith previously served in the same role at the University of Tulsa, the University of Georgia, the University of Kentucky, the University of Minnesota, Texas Tech University, and the University of Memphis.
Tubby Smith was hired to replace interim head coach Chris Walker on April 1, 2013 after 6 seasons as head coach of Minnesota.

Jim Molinari

He replaced Dan Monson, who resigned from Minnesota on November 30, 2006 and Jim Molinari, who served as the interim coach following Monson's resignation.
Prior to being named coach at WIU, Molinari was as assistant coach at Ball State University after serving as the interim head coach at the University of Minnesota, replacing Dan Monson on November 30, 2006 and being succeeded by Tubby Smith on March 22, 2007.

Chris Walker (basketball, born 1969)

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He replaced Billy Gillispie (who ironically replaced Smith after he left Kentucky in 2007), who resigned from Texas Tech on September 20, 2012 and Chris Walker, who served as the interim coach following Gillispie's resignation.
After Tubby Smith was named Gillispie's permanent successor in 2013, Walker returned to his previous post as associate head coach.

University of Kentucky

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Smith joined the University of Kentucky under then head coach Rick Pitino, who had the challenge of rebuilding a UK program that had been rocked by NCAA probation and player defections. His middle son Saul Smith played for his father at the University of Kentucky and was an assistant coach for his father at Memphis.
The Wildcats later won a fifth championship under Joe B. Hall in 1978, another in 1996 under Rick Pitino and the next under Orlando "Tubby" Smith in 1998.

Scotland, Maryland

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Smith was born in Scotland, Maryland, in Saint Mary's County, the sixth of 17 children born to sharecroppers Guffrie and Parthenia Smith.
It is the birthplace and childhood home of Orlando "Tubby" Smith, the men's basketball coach of the Memphis Tigers and former coach of Texas Tech, University of Minnesota and the University of Kentucky.

Great Mills High School

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In 1973, Smith began his coaching career with four years at his high school alma mater – Great Mills High School in Great Mills, Maryland, compiling a 46–36 record.

Rajon Rondo

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Rondo, along with All-Americans Joe Crawford and Randolph Morris, gave coach Tubby Smith and Kentucky the top-rated recruiting class for 2004 according to Rivals.com.

High Point University

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He is the men's basketball coach at High Point University, his alma mater.
It was also announced in early 2017 that the basketball court in the new arena will be named for High Point men's head coach and High Point University alumnus, Tubby Smith.

Georgia Bulldogs basketball

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Smith previously served in the same role at the University of Tulsa, the University of Georgia, the University of Kentucky, the University of Minnesota, Texas Tech University, and the University of Memphis.

Minnesota Golden Gophers

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Smith was hired as the new men's head coach of the University of Minnesota on March 22, 2007.

Billy Gillispie

He replaced Billy Gillispie (who ironically replaced Smith after he left Kentucky in 2007), who resigned from Texas Tech on September 20, 2012 and Chris Walker, who served as the interim coach following Gillispie's resignation. In contrast, the coach Kentucky selected to succeed him, Billy Gillispie, went 40-27 for a winning percentage of .597, and missed the NCAAs in his second year.
On April 5, 2007, University of Kentucky athletic director Mitch Barnhart was given permission by Texas A&M to speak with Gillispie about the program's basketball coach opening, vacated by Tubby Smith.

Keith Bogans

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He was recruited by the University of Kentucky, and was a four-year starter for the Wildcats under coach Tubby Smith.

1996 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament

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His teams achieved a Sweet 16 finish in the 1996 NCAA Tournament and lost in the first round of the 1997 NCAA Tournament.

Kelenna Azubuike

Playing under coach Tubby Smith, Azubuike said that the biggest improvement to his game at Kentucky was the ability to create offense through intense defense.