Rick Barnes will reportedly be the next head coach at Tennessee

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—That didn’t take long.

When Rick Barnes was asked Sunday if he would be coaching again, he told reporters “sooner than you might think”.

Barnes and the University of Tennessee have reportedly come “close” an agreement making Barnes the next head Vols men’s basketball coach, according to ESPN.

The deal and the paperwork is not done according to ESPN, but it looks like barring an unforeseen circumstance Barnes will be head man over the Vols very soon.

Tennessee fired head coach Donnie Tyndall last week after allegations of NCAA Violations that Tyndall may have committed at Southern Miss came to light.

Barnes was dismissed after 17 seasons at University of Texas, he left the school as the winningest coach in the schools’ men’s basketball history but was forced to get rid of his assistant coaches, he refused to do so and the school let him go.