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Grizzlies name Keith Smart, Adam Mazarei assistant coaches

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) The Memphis Grizzlies have hired Keith Smart and Adam Mazarei as assistants on new coach David Fizdale's staff. The hires were announced Tuesday. Terms of the deals weren't disclosed. Smart and Fizdale worked together the last two seasons as assistant coaches with the Miami Heat. Smart previously was a head coach with the Sacramento Kings (2011-13), Golden...
Via Associated Press
July 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Mark Fox’s plane nearly hit another on the runway

Georgia Bulldogs head men’s basketball coach Mark Fox was flying from Atlanta to Miami today to see Miami Heat assistant Keith Smart, who is currently battling cancer and has known Fox since the 1980s, but almost didn’t make it. According to ESPN, the plane carrying Fox came to “a screeching halt” after it nearly hit another plane that was on the runway. Scott Fowler of...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 27, 2016  |  Discuss

UGA basketball coach Mark Fox nearly involved in plane collision

While on his way to visit a friend with cancer in Miami, Georgia men’s basketball coach Mark Fox nearly found himself in a plane accident Wednesday morning. Fox was on his way from Atlanta to visit Miami Heat assistant Keith Smart when the plane Fox was riding in nearly hit another on the runway at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. ESPN’s Jeff Goodman spoke...
Via The Student Section
April 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Heat assistant coach Keith Smart is back on the sidelines

Heat assistant Keith Smart has missed the last month or so to endure treatment on a rare skin cancer with which he was recently diagnosed. Now though, there is good news: Smart is back with the team.From Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel:Smart knows what it is to lead. He's been a head coach three times before, of the Kings, Warriors and Cavaliers. Now, he's back where he belongs...
Via FOX Sports
January 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Miami Heat News: Assistant Coach Keith Smart to Miss 2-3 Weeks After Surgery for Skin Cancer

Miami Heat assistant coach Keith Smart has recently undergone surgery for skin cancer and will be away from the team for the next two to three weeks. The organization announced on Wednesday that Smart underwent surgery on Monday at University of Miami Hospital to treat his rare form of skin cancer. The team also announced that the assistant coach would resume basketball activities...
Via Heat Nation
December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

LOOK: Heat coaches wear touching tribute to assistant fighting cancer

As the Miami Heat take the floor against the Brooklyn Nets on Friday night, keen-eyed observers will notice a special accessory being worn by Heat coaches.Miami assistant Keith Smart has been diagnosed with a very rare type of skin cancer, and the team announced on Wednesday that Smart had undergone successful surgery on Monday to remove the cancer. Now, to support Smart as he recovers...
Via FOX Sports
December 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Heat assistant coach Keith Smart undergoes surgery to remove skin cancer

MIAMI (AP) -- The Miami Heat say assistant coach Keith Smart has undergone successful surgery to remove what the team describes as a very rare type of skin cancer. Smart has not been with the team this week, and is expected back in 2-3 weeks. The team says Smart's prognosis calls for a full recovery. The 51-year-old Smart, who hit the game-winning shot that led Indiana to the 1987...
Via Associated Press
December 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Heat assistant Keith Smart undergoes skin cancer surgery

MIAMI (AP) The Miami Heat say assistant coach Keith Smart has undergone successful surgery to remove what the team describes as a very rare type of skin cancer. Smart has not been with the team this week, and is expected back in 2-3 weeks. The team says Smart's prognosis calls for a full recovery. The 51-year-old Smart, who hit the game-winning shot that led Indiana to the 1987...
Via Associated Press
December 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Christian Laettner, Keith Smart Head Big Dance’s Greatest Clutch Shots (Videos)

Making a clutch shot in any sport is a memorable feeling. For collegiate athletes, it can be a symbolizing moment — both for the program they represent and for their own legacy. The 2015 NCAA Tournament has already provided a few memorable game-winning shots, and time will tell if Georgia State’s R.J. Hunter and NC State’s BeeJay Anya go down in history with the likes of...
Via NESN.com
March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Miami Heat News: Heat Add Keith Smart and Chris Quinn to Coaching Staff

As the Miami Heat begin training camp on September 27, they have officially rounded out their coaching staff. Wednesday marked a day where the Heat not only added former point guard Chris Quinn and former NBA head coach Keith Smart, but shuffled several other coaching positions. Former Heat forward Juwan Howard will move into an assistant coaching role, longtime Heat coach David...
Via Heat Nation
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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