LOS ANGELES -- Texas coach Rick Barnes will be honored with
the John R. Wooden Award's Legends of Coaching award in April.
Barnes has guided the Longhorns to NCAA tournament appearances
in each of his 10 years at the school. He has a 449-227 career
record in 21 seasons as a head coach, including stints at Clemson,
Providence and George Mason.
Barnes is tied for third on the consecutive NCAA tournament
appearance list at 13. Under him, Texas has produced 10 NBA draft
picks, including former Wooden Award winners Kevin Durant and T.J.
Barnes will receive the award at the Los Angeles Athletic Club
in April, when the 2009 Wooden Awards are presented to college
basketball's top male and female players of the year.