The Sacramento Kings have extended the contract of head coach Keith Smart through the 2012-13 season, the team announced Monday.
Smart took over for the fired Paul Westphal in early January. The Kings entered Monday's play having lost eight of their past 10 games.
"Keith has done a terrific job of taking control of the direction of the team," Kings president of basketball operations Geoff Petrie said. "He is active, engaged and working hard to develop our young players along with a complimentary style of play."
Smart was head coach of the Golden State Warriors last season, guiding them to a 36-46 record before being fired in the offseason.