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.
Sources tell me that @RickBarnesUT has decided to remain as @Vol_Hoops’ head coach after UCLA came after him with a lucrative offer that would have paid him $5 million per year. Barnes finalized his decision to stay at Tennessee on Monday after the Vols countered with a new deal.— Chris Low (@ClowESPN) April 9, 2019
Tennessee confirmed the news on Twitter an hour later with a rather interesting video.
The horses: in the back ?? pic.twitter.com/JKpntjCgvI— Tennessee Basketball (@Vol_Hoops) April 9, 2019
Barnes had reportedly emerged as a “serious candidate” to be the next UCLA basketball coach on Sunday, and it was reported by The Athletic’s Seth Davis on Monday that UCLA believed that Barnes was indeed headed west. Instead, UCLA will try to find its fourth choice in its coaching search.