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10 > Image 10 of Basketball, 1998

Part of University of Kentucky Basketball Media Guides (Men)

All Out, All the Time STYLE OF PLAY should ease transition pains rlando "Tubby" Smith knows how to coach the game of basketball. He's taken three ovet-achieving teams to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament in the last four years. He also knows about Kentucky basketball. Coach Smith spent two years as an assistant of the Wildcats' program after it was rocked by NCAA probation in 1989. And yes, he understands the expectations. He understands that a team can advance to the national championship game two years in a row, come within an overtime of winning back-to-back titles, lose six players in the last two NBA Drafts, and vet still find itself'ranked in the preseason top 10.