KEITH SMART RUMORS & GOSSIP

Kings Players Frustrated With Keith Smart’s Rotations

It appears that Keith Smart’s time in Sacramento could be coming to an end – even his players are growing frustrated and now speaking up about his odd rotations and questionable fourth quarter lineups. Following Friday’s 117-108 loss to Dallas, Isaiah Thomas and Tyreke Evans were both critical of Smart’s rotations. “It’s just tough as a player,” starting point guard Isaiah...
Via Beyond The Buzzer
April 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Kings head coach Keith Smart intercepts errant pass before it drills kid (video)

The near and distant future of the Sacramento Kings franchise may be up in the air at the moment, but one thing that is not up for debate is how Keith Smart, the team’s head coach, is a hero of sorts as well as a staunch protector of children. During Sacramento’s game against the Golden State Warriors at Oakland’s ORACLE Arena on Wednesday, Smart snatched an errant pass from...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Kings coach Keith Smart saves kid from getting hit by ball, asks for low five (Video)

For those of you thinking about getting courtside seats to an NBA game for your young children, you might want to check out this clip from Wednesday night's Kings/Warriors game.As Golden State's Stephen Curry attempted to throw a pass out of a double team, he threw in the direction of the Kings bench and appeared to be heading towards the head of a young fan.That's when...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
March 28, 2013  |  Discuss

DeMarcus Cousins throws another temper tantrum

At this point DeMarcus Cousins himself would admit that he has some growing up to do. Cousins remained in the locker room during the second half of the Sacramento Kings’ loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. Cousins decided that it was wise to get into a very viewable argument with head coach Keith Smart on Friday.  Please Click Here To Read This Story & Watch A Cousins Video
Via Players View
December 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Kings Head Coach Keith Smart Picks up Banner From Sleep Train Arena Scoreboard During Kings-Warriors Game (Photos)

On Monday night, the Sacramento Kings and Golden State Warriors did battle, all-California style. With 5:30 left in the second quarter, a banner fell from the scoreboard at the newly named Sleep Train Arena (no, that's not a joke) in Sac-town that fluttered its way down towards midcourt. Kings head coach Keith Smart ran on to the hardwood to pick up the fallen...
Via NESN.com
November 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Amid uncertainty, Kings aim for 'winning mindset'

Keith Smart believes changing the attitude of the Sacramento Kings starts with taking the team out of Northern California. No, not that kind of move. With no arena solution in sight and relocation still a real possibility next summer, Smart and his players aren't paying any attention to the uncertainty that hovers over the franchise again this season. He will begin his first...
Via AP on Fox
October 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Kings give Keith Smart extra year of job security

Sometimes organizations have a plan and it's plain to see.  Those are usually the good teams.  Other times teams have plans and they're not so easy to figure and sometimes teams are more or less moving ruderless.  The Sacramento Kings either have a plan and it's not plain to see or they're lost at sea.  Monday, they made a move that shows they have the beginnings...
Via Crossover Chronicles
August 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Kings hand coach Smart extension

Keith Smart is getting the closest thing he's ever had to a long-term deal as an NBA coach. The Sacramento Kings extended Smart's contract Monday through the 2013-14 season. Smart's deal had been set to expire after the upcoming season. The 47-year-old Smart took over for the fired Paul Westphal in January after a 2-5 start. The Kings went 20-39 the rest of the way...
Via AP on Fox
August 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Kings extend Keith Smart's deal through 2013-14

Keith Smart is getting the closest thing he's ever had to a long-term deal as an NBA coach. The Sacramento Kings extended Smart's contract Monday through the 2013-14 season. Smart's deal had been set to expire after the upcoming season. The 47-year-old Smart took over for the fired Paul Westphal in January after a 2-5 start. The Kings went 20-39 the rest of the way...
Via AP on Fox
August 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Kings extend contract of coach Keith Smart

Kings coach Keith Smart has found some job security as an NBA head coach in California's state capital. Sacramento president of basketball operations Geoff Petrie announced Monday that the team has extended Smart's contract through the 2012-13 season. The 47-year-old Smart replaced the fired Paul Westphal in early January - giving him another shot as a head coach after being...
Via AP on Fox
March 05, 2012  |  Discuss
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