Sid Hartman has been a major voice on the Minnesota sports scene for several decades. He writes a column four days a week, and has a weekly radio program on WCCO830 at 9:30 a.m. Sundays. He also can be heard at 7:40, 8:40 and 9:20 a.m. on weekdays.

Williams wins appeal

Posted by: Sid Hartman under Gophers coaches, Tubby Smith Updated: October 17, 2011 - 11:11 AM

Jimmy Williams won his appeal to the Minnesota Court of Appeals, which means the $1 million judgment against the University of Minnesota and basketball coach Tubby Smith stands.

Williams was offered a job by Smith as an assistant coach in 2007 and resigned as coach at Oklahoma State, but Gophers athletic director Joel Maturi overruled the hire because of NCAA violations when Williams was an assistant coach for the Gophers back in the 1970s.

Williams sued and got a favorable ruling from a Hennepin County jury in May of 2010.

The University has insurance to cover the $1 million.


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