Rick Barnes Fired by Texas
After 17 years as the head coach of the Texas Longhorns, Rick Barnes has been fired. Various media outlets are reporting that the Longhorns have parted ways with Barnes.
Texas was picked by some to win the Big 12 this season but that didn't happen. They barley got into the NCAA Tournament and were eliminated in the round of 64.
Barnes went 402-180 during his tenure in Austin. He won three Big 12 regular-season championships and reached the NCAA tournament in each of his first 14 seasons there. Under his direction, Texas reached the Final Four in 2003 and made two other Elite Eight appearances.
Sources are saying that the Longhorns might be looking at Wichita State's Gregg Marshall and VCU's Shaka Smart to replace Barnes.