Memphis AD Tom Bowen issues statement supporting Tubby Smith

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Memphis athletic director Tom Bowen says he and coach Tubby Smith are "extremely optimistic about the future of our program" even though the? Tigers' top three scorers this season are all transferring. Bowen issued a statement Tuesday saying he had met with Smith "at length." Bowen said the rash of transfers "has been difficult to watch, (but) it has not surprised us." Bowen noted the growing number of transfers nationwide. He asked fans "to be supportive of the process and the program." Dedric Lawson, K.J. Lawson and...
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