Longhorn Foundation members are being notified that the Texas men’s basketball banquet scheduled for April 14 has been canceled.
A Foundation representative told the Statesman that former coach Rick Barnes has asked to hold a private event with current team members and their families at a future time.
Barnes was released as the team’s coach last Saturday by Texas athletic director Steve Patterson. The 60-year-old Barnes had won more than 400 games in 17 seasons with the Longhorns. He currently ranks 13th among active Division I coaches with 604 wins.
Barnes accepted an offer to become the new coach at Tennessee on Tuesday.
Those who had already purchased tickets will receive a refund. For more information, call the Longhorn Foundation at 512-471-4439.
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