Oops! It appears that you have disabled your Javascript. In order for you to see this page as it is meant to appear, we ask that you please re-enable your Javascript!

Barnes Stays Put

Decrease Font Size Increase Font Size Text Size Print This Page




After guiding Tennessee to one of its most successful seasons ever on the men’s side of college basketball, Rick Barnes found himself with a tough choice to make. Leave the Volunteers and head out west to start building a team at UCLA or stick with the team he had already assembled.

Naismith Trophy

Despite being offered a reported $5 million, not including any incentives mind you, from the Bruins, Barnes has chosen to stay in Knoxville. Barnes, formerly of Texas, won the Naismith Coach of the Year Award a couple of days ago for taking the Vols to the #1 ranking for a month this past season. He also oversaw them going from 15 wins a year ago to 31. It was paramount they kept him, and they have managed to do just that.

The post Barnes Stays Put appeared first on Sports Chew.




Leave your comment

Close