Birthday brownies are in order for one of the BBN’s own. Former Kentucky head coach Tubby Smith turns 69 years old on Tuesday.
The Kentucky basketball twitter account sent some love to Smith on his birthday, and the account Not Jerry Tipton pointed out some of the coach’s finest moments during his time at Kentucky along with some highlights.
— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) June 30, 2020
Happy birthday to Tubby Smith, the only UK coach to ever win the SEC Tournament and NCAA Tournament in the same year, the only UK coach to win a title in his first season, and the only UK coach to ever erase a 17 point deficit to Duke in the 1998 Elite 8.pic.twitter.com/EvJclFIhks
— Not Jerry Tipton (@NotJerryTipton) June 30, 2020
Smith is currently the head coach at his alma mater, High Point University. The Panthers also wished him well on social media:
— HPU Men's Basketball (@HPUMBB) June 30, 2020
In his ten seasons at Kentucky, Smith led UK to an overall record of 263–83. He was elected to the UK Athletic Hall of Fame in 2013.