LUBBOCK (April 1, 2013)--Texas Tech agreed to terms Monday with Tubby Smith on a contract to be its next men’s basketball coach, according to a person who spoke on condition of anonymity because an official announcement has not been made, The Associated Press reported.
Smith will take over for interim coach Chris Walker, who went 11-20 this season and just 3-15 in Big 12 play.
The program is still reeling from Billy Gillispie's volatile one-year tenure, which ended with his resignation in September.
Smith was fired by Minnesota last week after six seasons.
He led Minnesota to three NCAA tournaments and this year delivered the program's first tournament win, over sixth-seeded UCLA, since 1997.