UT set to announce Barnes as coach

On Sunday, Rick Barnes informed reporters that he would be back on the sidelines sooner than people would think. That held true on Tuesday.

Rick Barnes has accepted the head coaching position at Tennessee.

According to a source close to the situation, Tennessee will hold a press conference this afternoon announcing Barnes as their next head coach. The press conference is tentatively set for 4:00 ET.

Barnes was fired from Texas on Sunday after a 17 year stint with the Longhorns. Barnes reached the NCAA Tournament all but one yea, won a trio of Big 12 conference titles and made one final four.

Tennessee parted ways with Donnie Tyndall on Friday after just one season due to a NCAA investigation.

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