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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | March 21, 1996
The way Ramona Smith remembers it, her big brother Tubby was coaching long before he became a coach. It was back when they were growing up on a farm in Scotland, Md.There was a dirt basketball court behind the modest, five-bedroom house their father had built after the next-to-last of the family's 17 children was born. The hoop was a bushel basket attached to the corn shed."We had our own team," said Ramona Smith, who was six years and five siblings behind Tubby. "Tubby taught a lot of us how to play sports.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | November 7, 2013
To hear Jarred Jones tell it, the 6-foot-7 sophomore swingman agreed to play for the Loyola men's basketball team because he was drawn to Jimmy Patsos' coaching style, not repelled by it. “I've been used to coaches all my life like Patsos that yelled at you,” said Jones, a Havre de Grace native and John Carroll graduate. “I was kind of used to that, which is probably why I picked him to come here and be my coach.” Patsos' tenure with the Greyhounds ended in April when he decided to become the head coach at Siena.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | April 1, 1998
SAN ANTONIO -- Tubby Smith is used to big families.By now nearly everyone who has followed his remarkable coaching career knows about the one back in Maryland, the one Guffrie Sr. and Parthenia Smith raised in rural Scotland, the one that included 17 children and now extends to some 40 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.There are also the families Tubby Smith has in Lexington, the one that includes his wife, Donna, and their three sons and the one that includes the players who helped win college basketball's national championship with a 78-69 victory over Utah here at the Alamodome on Monday night.
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By NICHOLAS FOURIEZOS, The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2013
When longtime college basketball coach Tubby Smith took the stage next to G.G. Smith, the first-year head coach of the Loyola men's basketball team, it seemed as if he was there to support his son in his new role. Tubby Smith had other ideas though. "I haven't had a chance to see my granddaughter yet. That's why I'm here," Tubby Smith joked. "They think I'm here to talk and help kick off this season. But I'm here to see my granddaughter and my daughter-in-law. " The family was all together Wednesday night, as G.G. Smith and Tubby Smith answered questions in front of more than 50 Loyola fans during a session at the Under Armour Tide Point headquarters.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | March 20, 2001
After their teams had each played eight games this season, Tubby Smith of Kentucky and Steve Lavin of UCLA began hearing the whispers. Eventually, they grew louder in Lexington and in Los Angeles, shouting the same name as a potential successor to both embattled coaches. Rick Pitino will not likely wind up going to either school, in part because he could decide to take the offer being made to him from Louisville this week or wait to talk with Michigan. But, there is also another reason why Smith and Lavin will remain in their current jobs, if they wish.
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March 23, 2007
Good morning -- Tubby Smith -- Kentucky was tough, sure, but have you stepped into a Gopher hole?
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By NICHOLAS FOURIEZOS, The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2013
When longtime college basketball coach Tubby Smith took the stage next to G.G. Smith, the first-year head coach of the Loyola men's basketball team, it seemed as if he was there to support his son in his new role. Tubby Smith had other ideas though. "I haven't had a chance to see my granddaughter yet. That's why I'm here," Tubby Smith joked. "They think I'm here to talk and help kick off this season. But I'm here to see my granddaughter and my daughter-in-law. " The family was all together Wednesday night, as G.G. Smith and Tubby Smith answered questions in front of more than 50 Loyola fans during a session at the Under Armour Tide Point headquarters.
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By Paul McMullen | November 13, 1998
Ten years ago, Tubby Smith accepted, then turned down, what would have been his first head coaching position. It was at UMBC.In the spring of 1988, UMBC had to replace Jeff Bzdelik, who left to become an NBA scout. Jim "Snuffy" Smith, a former Retrievers assistant who is now the girls' coach at Bryn Mawr, recommended a friend he had worked with at Virginia Commonwealth. Tubby Smith reached an agreement with UMBC become the program's fifth coach, but changed his mind."Things were in place at UMBC," said Smith, then an assistant at South Carolina.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SUN STAFF | December 30, 1996
HONOLULU -- Maryland junior forward Rodney Elliott was playing only 25 minutes a game heading into this morning's Rainbow Classic semifinal against Hawaii, but the former Baltimore Dunbar player was making the most of his time on the court, leading the unbeaten Terps in rebounding (8.0 a game) and averaging 9.9 points."Rodney is playing the sixth-man role for us the way John Havlicek used to do for the Boston Celtics," Maryland coach Gary Williams said. "He gives us a spark whenever we need it."
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | April 11, 2013
Loyola said it will announce on Friday its choice to replace former men's basketball coach Jimmy Patsos. Villanova assistant Raphael Chillious is a finalist for the post, according to a source with knowledge of the search. Loyola assistant G.G. Smith is also a finalist, the source said. Chillious, who is originally from Olney, joined Villanova coach Jay Wright in August 2012 following three seasons at Washington. He played at Lafayette, graduating in 1996. Smith, the son of Texas Tech coach Tubby Smith and a former player at Georgia, has been with Loyola for six seasons as an assistant.
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By Matt Vensel | April 12, 2013
It had been a whirlwind day for G.G. Smith, the new men's basketball coach at Loyola, when a phone call interrupted his introductory news conference Friday afternoon. That morning, the Loyola assistant had a final interview with the school's search committee. Around lunchtime, he was summoned to the home of Loyola president, Rev. Brian F. Linnane, who informed Smith that the job was his. The 36-year-old then made emotional phone calls to his wife and mother. But during his news conference at Reitz Arena, he was still waiting for his father to return his call.
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | April 11, 2013
Loyola said it will announce on Friday its choice to replace former men's basketball coach Jimmy Patsos. Villanova assistant Raphael Chillious is a finalist for the post, according to a source with knowledge of the search. Loyola assistant G.G. Smith is also a finalist, the source said. Chillious, who is originally from Olney, joined Villanova coach Jay Wright in August 2012 following three seasons at Washington. He played at Lafayette, graduating in 1996. Smith, the son of Texas Tech coach Tubby Smith and a former player at Georgia, has been with Loyola for six seasons as an assistant.
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By Baltimore Sun staff | September 15, 2010
University of Maryland men's basketball head coach Gary Williams will be joined by a few more special guests when he is inducted into the Sports Legends Museum's Hall of Legends on Thursday, Sept. 30 at the Hippodrome in Baltimore. Guests added to the event include former Terps basketball standout and NBA first-round pick Steve Francis, University of Minnesota men's basketball coach Tubby Smith, Loyola men's basketball coach and former Maryland assistant Jimmy Patsos and Tony Massenburg, who played for Williams at Maryland from 1989-90.
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By DON MARKUS | November 9, 2008
Hey, is it warm in here? (Five coaches on the hot seat) Billy Gillispie, Kentucky: : Anyone who signs a contract in Lexington knows what's in store. Win a national championship early on, as Rick Pitino and Tubby Smith did, and you're playing with house money. If not, you're on borrowed time. Sidney Lowe, North Carolina State: : The Wolfpack finished 11th in the Atlantic Coast Conference last year after being picked third, and J.J. Hickson left after only one season. Lowe's 1983 championship ring will get him only so far. Pat Knight, Texas Tech: : Folks in Lubbock might not be paying attention to basketball for a while, but The General's son should heed what happened to Sean Sutton at Oklahoma State after replacing his Hall of Fame father.
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By Ann Killion and Ann Killion,San Jose Mercury News | March 27, 2007
The matchups are set. The Final Four includes the defending champion, the most talked about player of the season, college basketball's most storied program and a team of second-generation stars. Yep, there will be plenty to talk about in Atlanta. And that is why everyone will be talking about ... Kentucky. The Kentucky program made almost as much news last week as the teams that were left in the NCAA tournament. Tubby Smith fled Lexington for - of all places - Minneapolis. And the Final Four festivities will be filled with an undercurrent of speculation about who will take the Wildcats' job. Florida's Billy Donovan might listen, and use it as leverage.
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March 23, 2007
Good morning -- Tubby Smith -- Kentucky was tough, sure, but have you stepped into a Gopher hole?
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By Matt Vensel | April 12, 2013
It had been a whirlwind day for G.G. Smith, the new men's basketball coach at Loyola, when a phone call interrupted his introductory news conference Friday afternoon. That morning, the Loyola assistant had a final interview with the school's search committee. Around lunchtime, he was summoned to the home of Loyola president, Rev. Brian F. Linnane, who informed Smith that the job was his. The 36-year-old then made emotional phone calls to his wife and mother. But during his news conference at Reitz Arena, he was still waiting for his father to return his call.
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By Don Markus and Paul McMullen and Don Markus and Paul McMullen,SUN STAFF | March 31, 1998
SAN ANTONIO -- Odell Smith had a smile on his face and acell phone in his ear."The phone's been busy all night," Odell Smith, one of Tubby Smith's 16 siblings, said as he watched the celebration after Kentucky's 78-69 victory over Utah in last night's NCAA championship game at the Alamodome.The only one of Tubby Smith's brothers and sisters to make it to the game, Odell Smith was trying to call his parents, Guffrie Sr. and Parthenia, back in Scotland, Md."This is the greatest moment in the Smith family history," said Odell Smith.
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October 21, 2005
Soccer United, Fire open playoffs tonight D.C. United opens the playoffs on the road tonight against the Chicago Fire, with the return leg of the home-and-home, total-goals series in Washington on Oct. 30. The mission is to return to the MLS Cup, scheduled for Nov. 13 at FC Dallas' new stadium in Frisco, Texas. United wasn't the favorite a year ago, but it won its fourth league title - and first since 1999 - by peaking at the right time. After needing a few months to adjust to first-year coach Peter Nowak, the team put together a late-season run that culminated in a 3-2 victory over Kansas City in the title game.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | March 4, 2003
LEXINGTON, Ky. - The call-in shows around this basketball-crazy state are filled with verbal bouquets these days for Kentucky coach Tubby Smith. The chat rooms on various Web sites devoted to the region's most popular religion - Wildcats basketball - are again a destination for hero worship, not harangue. How quickly the climate has changed. In a little more than two months, Smith has gone from being the scapegoat in his team's disappointing start to a front-running Coach of the Year candidate.
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