Shaka Smart Leading Candidate for Texas

Updated: March 29, 2015
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Havoc may be headed to the Lone Star state. According to WRIC in Richmond, the Texas Longhorns are in serious pursuit for VCU head basketball coach Shaka Smart.

It was assumed that Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall was the leading candidate for the Longhorn position, but it seems that Smart has assumed the role.

Smart ,37, has been one of the hottest coaching commodities for the last several years now. While at VCU, he has a 163-56 record with one immaculate Final Four appearance. He has turned down many big program opportunities such as UCLA and Marquette in the past. However, this may be by far his biggest offer to date.


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Brian Emejuru

Brian Emejuru is a College Football writer for Sideline Sports Report. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University. Go Rams Go! He also played four years of D1 college rugby at VCU. He’s currently a physical education teacher at the elementary level.
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