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Shaka Smart

Shaka Smart

Basketball Player and Coach
Born Apr 8, 1877

Shaka Smart is an American college basketball coach, and the current head coach of the Virginia Commonwealth University Rams men's basketball program. Before accepting the job at VCU, Smart served as an assistant coach for the Akron Zips, Clemson Tigers, and Florida Gators men's basketball programs.… Read More

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1977 Birth Born on April 8, 1977.


1999 22 Years Old 1 More Event
Smart was named a member of the 1999 USA TODAY All-USA Academic Team.


2008 31 Years Old He is a supporter of President Barack Obama, whom he campaigned for in Florida in 2008 and Virginia in 2012.
2009 32 Years Old VCU hired Smart to be the head coach in the spring of 2009 after the previous coach, Anthony Grant, left to become the head coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide men's basketball team. … Read More
2010 33 Years Old 1 More Event
Smart's second season began with forward Larry Sanders declaring for the 2010 NBA Draft after his junior season. Sanders' selection by the Milwaukee Bucks with the 15th pick made VCU the first school in the Commonwealth of Virginia to have a player selected in the first round of the NBA Draft in consecutive years, as the Utah Jazz had selected guard Eric Maynor with the 20th pick in the 2009 NBA Draft.
2011 34 Years Old 1 More Event
On April 4, 2011, Smart agreed to an 8-year contract extension with the VCU Rams, increasing his base pay from $350,000 to $1.2 million per year, prior to any performance bonuses. … Read More
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