Rick Barnes still wants to coach-a possibility at Tennessee

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—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.


Barnes was asked if he will coach again, and he replied, ” Yeah. Probably quicker than you think,” according to Chip Brown of Rivals.com