After Rick Barnes’ Tennessee team cruised to the second round of the NCAA Tournament following a 73-47 win over Wright State on Thursday, he was asked about about legendary Texas baseball coach Augie Garrido, who died Wednesday at the age of 79.
Barnes, who spent 17 seasons as the head coach of the Texas men’s basketball team, said Garrido was always helpful when times got tough on the 40 acres.
“He always had a little something he could tell you,” Barnes said. “When things weren’t going well, he was one of those guys like Yoda. He had a little something he could tell you.”
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