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kentubbybasketball
06-12-2007, 02:53 PM
Tubby Smith being hired here is Decourcy's fourth biggest story of the past 25 years. I guess it's an issue even if people want to fool themselves into believing it's not.

4. Kentucky hires Tubby Smith. The school shoved its legacy as a segregated program deep into the past by hiring an African American to the most prestigious position in college basketball. He won a championship and coached several wonderful teams. But when the program slipped in the middle of this decade, the school felt comfortable enough with its progress in the diversity department to nudge him toward the door. Honestly, that's progress.

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