—The colors are close, the initials are the same, according those in the college basketball community it’s not so far fetched that Barnes could finish up his coaching career at the University of Tennessee.
Barnes was officially let go Sunday by the University of Texas after 17 seasons as its men’s basketball coach. He leaves Texas as its winningest men’s basketball coach in school history.
Seth Davis of CBS and Sports illustrated Tweeted out that the Vols could look to Barnes to fill their men’s head coaching vacancy. Tennessee recently fired head coach Donnie Tyndall with cause for alleged violations he committed as head coach at Southern Miss.
Rick Barnes says he wants to coach again soon. I’m hearing there could be interest from Tennessee. Just sayin.
— Seth Davis (@SethDavisHoops) March 29, 2015
Barnes was asked if he will coach again, and he replied, ” Yeah. Probably quicker than you think,” according to Chip Brown of Rivals.com
Was told today not to be surprised if Rick Barnes ends up as a serious candidate at Tennessee. — Pete Thamel (@SIPeteThamel) March 29, 2015