Shaka Smart officially turns down Marquette

Friday, March 28th, 2014

On Thursday night, Marquette finally got its answer from Shaka Smart, and it wasn't the one the school was hoping for. Smart called Marquette Thursday to officially turn down the school's head basketball coaching job and he will return to Virginia Commonwealth next season. Former Marquette coach Buzz Williams bolted for ...

Shaka Smart rebuffs UCLA and Minnesota, will stay at VCU

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Shaka Smart has been one of the most sought-after young college basketball coaches over the past few years and when any job opens up, his name is always among the first mentioned as a potential replacement. This year has been no exception, but we can now confirm that Smart will ...

Brad Stevens is Staying at Butler, Not Going to Illinois

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

In case you haven't been paying attention over the past few years, Butler head basketball coach Brad Stevens really likes his job. No, I mean he really likes his job. For the third-straight offseason, Stevens has been pursued for a major conference job opening (or multiple major conference openings) and has ...

Shaka Smart Turns Down Illinois, Will Remain at VCU

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, VCU head coach Shaka Smart has turned down Illinois' offer to become its men's basketball coach. Smart had been Illinois' top choice to replace the recently fired Bruce Weber, but multiple anonymous sources told the paper that the 34-year-old coach informed the school's athletic director Mike ...

Shaka Smart Turns Down North Carolina State, Staying At VCU

Monday, April 4th, 2011

Apparently staying at a successful mid-major school is becoming all the rage in college basketball. Reports out of Richmond claim that Virginia Commonwealth head coach Shaka Smart has decided to stay put after being essentially offered the job at North Carolina State. Smart's decision to stay at VCU comes on the ...