>> Friday, June 19, 2009
When you talk to UK fans about Orlando "Tubby" Smith you'll find a mixed reaction from the respective participants. Many felt Tubby was the quintessential of class and did nothing but promote a clean and stellar reputation for the University of Kentucky. While, on the other hand, you'll find individuals whom believe Orlando was a bit of a "poser," so to speak. The group that deemed him a "poser" may have been somewhat correct.
Tubby Smith left the basketball program in Lexington 2.5 million dollars poorer and nearly in shambles. Tubby did so without enough respect to inform his current roster and his true colors began to show. He isn't the epitome of perfect that many in the media have labeled him and those dark colors have appeared once again. Tubby is being sued by former Oklahoma State assistant, Jimmy Williams, for the second time. Smith, apparently, offered Williams a job and later reneged on his offer and cost Williams his job with the Cowboys.
Of course, these kinds of incidents happen daily within the business world, but it has dealt a blow to the reputation of the man who has been "knighted" by the media.