Smith never considered Minny job until Wednesday
Tubby Smith said Saturday on ESPN Radio's GameDay that he had no knowledge that his agent, Ricky Lefft, and Minnesota athletic director Joel Maturi were discussing the possibility of Smith leaving Kentucky for Minnesota the past six weeks.
Maturi told ESPN.com on Thursday night that he approached Lefft six weeks ago when he got word through a search firm that Smith might have interest.
"I was shocked when Ricky brought that to me, to be honest with you, I was like everybody else. I think ...
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Tubby Smith Leaves Kentucky
• Smith leaving UK for Minnesota
• Smith unaware of Agent's dealings
• Smith gets warm welcome at Minnesota
• Smith talks about leaving UK
• Katz: How Minnesota got Smith
• Forde: Smith kept Kentucky in the dark
• Forde: Everybody wins
• Wojciechowski: Sweet 16 or coaching auditions?
• Smith on "Mike & Mike"
• Andy Katz on the process that led Smith to Minnesota and his potential replacements.
• Doug Gottlieb thinks Minnesota is a better fit for Smith.
• Jay Bilas is happy Smith is moving on, and on his own terms.