Tubby talks contract extension: 'I'm confident we'll get it done'

Tubby Smith spoke about receiving a contract extension again on Thursday, and he reiterated that he expects to get one from the Gophers. However, he doesn't expect it to get done until a new athletics director is hired. The current AD, Joel Maturi, is set to retire at the end of June.
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Tubby Smith spoke about receiving a contract extension again on Thursday, and he reiterated that he expects to get one from the Gophers. However, he doesn't expect it to get done until a new athletics director is hired. The current AD, Joel Maturi, is set to retire at the end of June.

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