Not official yet, but various sources are reporting that Rick Barnes is going to be shown the door.
If there’s an official announcement today, I’ll update; otherwise, I’ll do a new post tomorrow.
Some interesting things about this:
- The university is spinning this as an agreed upon parting of the ways.
- Barnes says he wanted to stay, was told last week his job was safe, and he was let go for refusing to fire some of his assistant coaches.
- Barnes is owed $1.75 million in severance pay. But if UT had waited until Wednesday to fire him, they would only have owed him $1.5 million. I wonder what the hurry was.