Report: Rick Barnes not expected back at Texas

Rick Barnes is reportedly not expected to return to Texas next year.
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By Matt Hladik

report emerged on Thursday from The Dallas Morning News stating that Texas basketball coach Rick Barnes would need to make substantial changes within the program in order to keep his job. 

Now, Jerry Meyer of 247Sports’ is reporting that Barnes is unlikely to return as the Longhorns’ coach, citing Barnes’ unwillingness to comply with athletic director Steve Patterson’s demands for change.

“Not expecting assistant coaching changes at Texas,” Meyer wrote on Twitter. “I'm expecting an entirely different coaching staff there next year.”

If Meyer’s report is true, the Texas job could be a very enticing opening on the annual spring coaching carousel. Also, Barnes is only 60 years old, so expect him to get a shot elsewhere.

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