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  • Rick Barnes admits money, buyout are reasons remained at Tennessee

    Larry Brown Sports "Rick Barnes was pursued by UCLA earlier this month before ultimately landing a new deal to remain at Tennessee, and the longtime coach is not trying to hide the fact that money played a huge role in his decision. UCLA made a strong push to hire Barnes and reportedly offered him..." April 16

  • Rick Barnes spurns UCLA, opts to stay on as Tennessee coach

    Yahoo! Sports "The UCLA basketball coaching search is reportedly moving to the next name on its list. Again. Tennessee coach Rick Barnes has decided to stay with the Volunteers after negotiating a significant raise, Chris Low of ESPN reports.

  • UCLA offers Barnes deal with $5 million per year

    WVLT "On the same day that Tennessee's Rick Barnes was named the Naismith national coach of the year, rumors are swirling about his future on Rocky Top. According to ESPN's Chris Low, UCLA has offered Barnes $5 million a year for an unknown number of years, while Tennessee has..." April 08

  • Reports: Tennessee coach Rick Barnes a top candidate for the UCLA job

    USA Today "Rick Barnes netted his second national coach of the year award on Sunday. And later Sunday, the fourth-year Tennessee coach was reported as a "serious candidate" for the UCLA job, according to 247Sports' Evan Daniels. The Los Angeles Times' Ben Bolch..." April 08

  • Vanderbilt hires Jerry Stackhouse as basketball coach

    Tennessean "Jerry Stackhouse is Vanderbilt's new basketball coach, a source confirmed to The Tennessean. Stackhouse is a former North Carolina star player, NBA All-Star, G-League Coach of the Year and, most recently, a first-year assistant with the Memphis Grizzlies this..." April 05

  • Tennessee's Barnes: Schofield wanted teammate to play in his place

    The Score "Tennessee survived a scare against Iowa, escaping with an 83-77 OT win in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The Volunteers advanced to their first Sweet 16 since 2016, winning even with star guard Admiral Schofield on the bench during the latter stages of the game, including..." March 24

  • Highly touted wing Corey Walker commits to Tennessee

    247 Sports "Five-star junior forward Corey Walker verbally committed to Tennessee on Sunday, his coach Vince Martin told 247Sports. "Corey is going to Tennessee," Martin said. "Three things stuck out to him. Number one, the academics at Tennessee, being able to get a degree from a..." March 03