Ex-Texas PG T.J. Ford sends heartfelt tweet about Rick Barnes

T.J. Ford sent a heartfelt tweet about his former coach.
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By Matt Hladik

Texas on Saturday fired head coach Rick Barnes  after 17 seasons at the helm. The decision seemed to be brewing, but that didn’t mean its impact didn’t sting one of Barnes’ former stars. 

Ex-Longhorn point guard T.J. Ford, the top player on the program’s 2003 Final Four team, composed a heartfelt tribute to his old coach on his Twitter account shortly after the news leaked.

“Dear Rick Barnes, I never thought this day would come. I dreamed of a fairy tale ending. You put Texas Basketball on the Map. Love you,” Ford wrote.

Nice touch from Ford.

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