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Smith never considered Minny job until Wednesday

Updated: March 24, 2007, 6:06 PM ET
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

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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