Why did Tubby Smith leave Kentucky?

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There were many factors leading to the departure of Tubby Smith from the Wildcats. The primary reason given was that he was "worn down" by living in the constant spotlight that Kentucky Basketball shone in. The pressures at Kentucky are probably the highest in American sports. Additionally, he had come under fire for several years do to lax recruiting, multiple ten-loss seasons and a history of playing a slow, grind-it-out style of basketball that while sometimes effective, is typically boring to watch. Fans clamored for an up-tempo style game, utilized by his predecessor, Rick Pitino.

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