3/30/03-Rodolfo Gonzalez/AMERICAN-STATESMAN: Texas' T.J. Ford hugs head coach, Rick Barnes after defeating Michigan State 85-76 during the 2003 NCAA South Regional Finals held at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, on Sunday, Mar. 30, 2003.

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WATCH: Rick Barnes on Augie Garrido: ‘One of those guys like Yoda’

Posted March 16th, 2018


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.”


Watch the postgame interaction below:

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