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Keith Smart had an impossible situation in Golden State when he became head coach. Not long after he was hired the team was sold to new owners Joe Lacob and Peter Guber whose mandate was to change the culture of a franchise that had been to the playoffs once in 17 years. Smart coached the…
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The Kings signed Keith Smart to an unguaranteed deal after dismissing Paul Westphal.
As the buzzer sounded and the home crowd roared, DeMarcus Cousins sought out Keith Smart and bear-hugged the new Sacramento Kings coach in a warm embrace.
The Sacramento Kings have fired head coach Paul Westphal amid a slow start to the season and ongoing drama with disgruntled center DeMarcus Cousins.The Kings wasted no time tabbing a replacement, naming Keith Smart to the position."I want to thank Paul for all of his effort on behalf of the Kings,” Kings president of basketball operations Geoff Petrie said in a statement....
Keith Smart spent much of his time during the lockout this summer scribbling notes at home, everything from designing plays to deciding what he'd do differently if he ever got another chance to be an NBA head coach. He never figured that time would come so soon. More than eight months after the Golden State Warriors let his one-and-done contract expire, Smart, the former Indiana guard best...
The Sacramento Kings today named Keith Smart as the team’s 24th Head Coach, according to President of Basketball Operations Geoff Petrie. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed. It may be a two-year deal, but we’ll confirm this later tonight here on this page.
“Keith will bring a new perspective to the team [...]
Keith Smart believes he has to gain his players' trust in order to build the Kings into the team he would like them to be.
The Sacramento Kings are regrouping under Keith Smart, who talked extensively about the challenges in front of him.
The Sacramento Kings fired coach Paul Westphal on Thursday, cutting ties after two-plus seasons amid a slow start and an escalating dispute with young center DeMarcus Cousins.
Kings president of basketball operations Geoff Petrie made the announcement ahead of the team's home game against Milwaukee on Thursday night. Assistant coach Keith Smart, let go by the Golden State...
In his first game as the Kings' head coach, Keith Smart kept his word.
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After a pair of losses on the road, the Bucks try to get a win on the west coast against the Sacramento Kings tonight. Keith Smart takes over for Paul Westphal as head coach of the Kings. The Bucks expect to have Beno Udrih available off the bench. Follow a live box score.
PBT: Sacramento (2-5) moved fast, firing Paul Westphal as coach on Thursday. Keith Smart takes over as the interim coach.