The Tennessee Volunteers have officially hired former Texas coach Rick Barnes to be the teams new basketball coach.
Barnes will be introduced during a press conference on Tuesday, according to ESPN:
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"Rick Barnes is an elite basketball coach in every respect," Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart said in a statement. "Rick brings an extremely impressive track record of excellence, as well as much-needed stability, to our men's basketball program. This is an exciting day for our Tennessee family."

Barnes was fired by Texas athletic director Steve Patterson over the weekend despite going to 16 NCAA tournaments in 17 seasons.
Barnes will replace Donnie Tyndall who was fired last week.
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Well, on the upside he can keep his orange ties and UT stuff.
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what a horrible hire
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Vols Bitch
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This was an excellent hire for UT.
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Nice
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Think about it. Barnes only missed the tournament one year and he was fired. That said I do not like the man and think his is an arrogant prima donna who runs his program like a little dictator which is probably why he got fired. AD's like to think they run the programs and not the coaches.

But I give him respect. If he has any fire left in his belly, Tennessee will do much better for the next four or five years.
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