The University of Minnesota is giving Tubby Smith plenty of incentives to win. Smith's new three-year contract extension was signed this week and made available on Friday. Details of the new deal shows the Gophers basketball coach will make $50-thousand dollars more each year. The U of M has also agreed to pay Smith $2.5 million if he’s fired before the end of the 2016-17 season.
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Tubby Smith tables contract extension discussions
Gophers athletics director Joel Maturi says negotiations will not take place for the University of Minnesota basketball coach until after the season. Tubby Smith also told the Pioneer Press that he has other things on his mind right now. Smith is coaching his fifth season of his original seven-year deal. The Gophers are 12-6, 2-4 in the Big Ten.
Tubby Smith says status at 'U' won't change with new Athletics Director
Tubby Smith doesn't believe his status with the University of Minnesota will change after a new Athletics Director is hired. Smith says he's "certain" he will be back next season. Smith has two years remaining on his contract.
Report: Tubby Smith to receive a three-year contract extension
Charley Walters of the Pioneer Press reports that Gophers men's basketball coach Tubby Smith will soon sign a three-year contract extension worth a little over $2-million/season. Smith still has two-years left on his current contract, so the extension will keep him with Minnesota through the 2016-17 season.
Tubby Smith: It's 'crunch time'
Gophers basketball coach Tubby Smith knows good teams across the country "come up with the wins and big plays" this time of year that are needed to earn a trip to the NCAA tournament. Smith also says he doesn't like being under .500 in the Big Ten -- something he hopes to change Thursday night against Wisconsin.
New contract keeps Tubby with Gophers five more years
After more than a year of negotiations, the University of Minnesota and men's basketball coach Tubby Smith have agreed to a three-year contract extension. That comes on top of two years remaining on his current contract, keeping Smith and the Gophers tied together through the spring of 2017. Smith has yet to deliver an NCAA tournament victory in his five years in Minnesota, but the Gophers finished last season with a run to the NIT finals.
Teague confident Tubby Smith will sign a contract extension 'very soon'
Norwood Teague, the soon-to-be Gophers' athletic director, is confident head basketball coach Tubby Smith will sign a contract extension in the near future. “It’s not done yet but hopefully it’s something that will be done very soon," Teague said.
Tubby says contract extension is coming
It's been reported quite a few times over the last few months, but Tubby Smith still expects to receive a contract extension from the University of Minnesota. Smith says the University's transition to new president Eric Kaler is one reason he hasn't already received an extension.
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