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High Point reportedly hiring Tubby Smith as men's hoops coach

Tubby Smith (Source: Austin McAfee/WMC Action News 5) Tubby Smith (Source: Austin McAfee/WMC Action News 5)

By JOEDY McCREARY
AP Sports Writer

A person familiar with the situation says Tubby Smith has agreed to take over as head men's basketball coach at High Point.

Smith played for High Point from 1969-73 and was fired two weeks ago by Memphis.

The person spoke to tells The Associated Press Monday on condition of anonymity because the school is not publicly discussing its coaching search. The school has scheduled a news conference Tuesday on campus to introduce its new coach.

It's the seventh Division I head coaching job for the 66-year-old Smith and his fourth since 2013. He went 40-26 in two seasons with the Tigers, including 21-13 this season, but was fired amid dropping attendance and donations to the athletic department.

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