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UT hires TTU Basketball Coach Chris Beard, according to reports

Texas Tech Head Basketball Coach Chris Beard.
Texas Tech Head Basketball Coach Chris Beard.(Source: Texas Tech Athletics)
Published: Apr. 1, 2021 at 10:45 AM CDT
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LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Texas Tech Basketball Coach Chris Beard’s contract buyout dropped to a cool $4 million on Thursday, April 1 (4:1) and it appears it is not an April Fools Joke, sources are reporting Chris Beard will be the Texas Longhorns next head coach.

Jeff Goodman, basketball analyst at Stadium was the first to report, with Jeff Borzelli at ESPN also announcing Beard to Texas.

Multiple sources identified Beard as a front runner to be the next coach of the Longhorns after Shaka Smart’s departure from the University of Texas. Smart parted ways with UT to take the head coaching job at Marquette University.

Beard is an alum from the University of Texas, graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Kinesiology back in 1995. Beard served as a student assistant for the Longhorns during his time at UT.

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