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>>Former Texas Coach, Barnes, Lands At Tennessee

Rick Barnes wasn't out of a job for long.

Just two days after his official departure from Texas, Barnes was named the new men's basketball coach at Tennessee on Tuesday.

Barnes spent 17 seasons at Texas, leading the Longhorns to the NCAA Tournament 16 times while posting a record of 402-180. This year's squad finished 20-14, falling to Butler in its NCAA Tournament opener.

It had appeared Barnes was set to remain in Austin immediately after the season, but things changed quickly and the school announced a mutual parting on Sunday, although Barnes said he wanted to stay.

Barnes is the winningest coach in Texas history.

In 28 seasons as a collegiate head coach, Barnes owns a record of 604-314.

 width=>>St. John's Officially Hires Legend Mullins

Hall of Famer Chris Mullin is returning to St. John's as the head men's basketball coach 30 years after leading the Red Storm to the Final Four.

The university announced Tuesday that it hired Mullin, one of the program's all-time greats, to replace Steve Lavin, who parted ways with the school on Friday after five years.

Mullin returns to the Red Storm after spending the last two seasons as an advisor with the Sacramento Kings. He also served as vice president of basketball operations for the Golden State Warriors, his old NBA team, from 2004-09.

The 51-year-old Brooklyn native has never coached at any level but remains a legendary figure at St. John's, which he led to four consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances under Hall of Fame coach Lou Carnesecca between 1982-85.

Mullin won three Big East Player of the Year awards as a St. John's forward and still holds the school's all-time scoring record with 2,440 points.

Mullin called it a "surreal experience" returning to St. John's as its coach.

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