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UPDATED: Tennessee hires Donnie Tyndall to be 19th head basketball coach

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Gage Arnold • The Daily Beacon

Tennessee men's basketball coach Donnie Tyndall talks during his introductory press conference at Pratt Pavilion on April 22.

Tennessee officially announced it has hired Southern Mississippi's Donnie Tyndall as the next men's basketball head coach.

Hundreds packed Pratt Pavilion for Tyndall's introductory press conference Tuesday afternoon to catch a glimpse of the 43-year-old in his first appearance in orange.

"I'm humbled to be your coach," Tyndall said. "I think Tennessee is a special place. Many people would ask, 'why do you think that, coach?' I say this, the tradition starting with coach Ray Mears and all the great coaches that have coached at this university.

"So many great coaches, and I'm proud to ...

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