He’s not going anywhere. Tennessee Coach Rick Barnes is staying at UT.
Barnes had been courted by UCLA to the tune of $5mil salary. In the end, the National Coach of the Year chose to stay at U.T. after accepting a raise to $4.7mil a year.
Athletic Director Phillip Fulmer statement:
“The last few days have been interesting to say the least. One of the nation’s most tradition-rich college basketball programs identified what we here at Tennessee already knew–that Rick Barnes is one of the game’s elite coaches and program changer.”