This was a flipping whirlwind of a weekend and it culminated with Chris Beard accepting the men’s head coaching position at Texas Tech yesterday after lunch. Texas Tech is scheduled to hold a press conference at 10:00 a.m. this morning which is open to the public. You should be able to watch the press conference here.
Yesterday, Texas Tech athletic director Kirby Hocutt commented about hiring Beard:
“We are proud and excited to hire a coach of Chris’ caliber,” Hocutt said. “Our program achieved tremendous success this year and I see that as something Chris will build upon and take us to even further heights. We are thrilled to have him back home at Texas Tech.”
Here’s a recap of our coverage at Staking The Plains:
- Tubby Smith on Short List to be Named as Memphis’ New Head Coach
- An Update on the Tubby Smith and Memphis Situation
- Tubby Smith Leaves for Memphis
- Texas Tech Hoops – The Tubby Show
- Screw You, Tubby Smith
- Report: Chris Beard Expected to Talk to Texas Tech
- Report: Texas Tech to Name Chris Beard as New Men’s Basketball Coach
Consider this your open thread for the press conference.