Rick Barnes took the job at Tennessee recently to try to bring the Vols’ basketball program back to where it was during the Bruce Pearl era. Pearl, who was fired when NCAA violations surfaced, had the fans, players, and staff on the bandwagon with a culture change. It worked for Bruce, but what does Barnes need to do to achieve the same success?
The University of Tennessee has a new head basketball coach just days after the abrupt firing of former head coach Donnie Tyndall. All we have heard the past few days is how the new candidate was pretty much set in stone but hadn’t been officially announced yet.
Well, now we know and Rick Barnes will officially be the head coach for the Tennessee Volunteers after being fired from Texas just days ago. This was announced earlier this morning via multiple reports.