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Editorial: U’s firing of coach was timely and needed

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The inevitable happened Monday as the University of Minnesota released men’s basketball head coach Tubby Smith and his staff. Frankly, the decision was the worst-kept secret in Minnesota Monday morning, but that is another story.

Smith arrived six years ago from Kentucky with a high-profile coaching pedigree, a winning record and one NCAA championship. Unfortunately, he was unable to deliver a similar results during his Gopher tenure.

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