Keith Smart

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Keith Smart
Keith Smart.jpg
Smart as head coach of the Golden State Warriors
Personal information
Born(1964-09-21) September 21, 1964 (age 49)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Listed weight175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
High schoolMcKinley (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)
CollegeGarden City CC (1984–1986)
Indiana (1986–1988)
NBA draft1988 / Round: 2 / Pick: 41st overall
Selected by the Golden State Warriors
Pro playing career1988–1997
PositionGuard
Number3
Coaching career1997–present
Career history
As player:
1988San Antonio Spurs
1989San Miguel Beermen (Philippines)
1989Worcester Counts (WBL)
1990–1991Youngstown Pride (WBL)
1991Halifax Windjammers (WBL)
1995–1996Florida Beachdogs (CBA)
1996–1997Fort Wayne Fury (CBA)
As coach:
1997–2000Fort Wayne Fury (CBA)
20002003Cleveland Cavaliers (assistant)
2003Cleveland Cavaliers
20032010Golden State Warriors (assistant)
2010–2011Golden State Warriors
2011–2012Sacramento Kings (assistant)
20122013Sacramento Kings
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com
 
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Keith Smart
Keith Smart.jpg
Smart as head coach of the Golden State Warriors
Personal information
Born(1964-09-21) September 21, 1964 (age 49)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Listed weight175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
High schoolMcKinley (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)
CollegeGarden City CC (1984–1986)
Indiana (1986–1988)
NBA draft1988 / Round: 2 / Pick: 41st overall
Selected by the Golden State Warriors
Pro playing career1988–1997
PositionGuard
Number3
Coaching career1997–present
Career history
As player:
1988San Antonio Spurs
1989San Miguel Beermen (Philippines)
1989Worcester Counts (WBL)
1990–1991Youngstown Pride (WBL)
1991Halifax Windjammers (WBL)
1995–1996Florida Beachdogs (CBA)
1996–1997Fort Wayne Fury (CBA)
As coach:
1997–2000Fort Wayne Fury (CBA)
20002003Cleveland Cavaliers (assistant)
2003Cleveland Cavaliers
20032010Golden State Warriors (assistant)
2010–2011Golden State Warriors
2011–2012Sacramento Kings (assistant)
20122013Sacramento Kings
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Jonathan Keith Smart (born September 21, 1964) is a retired American basketball player and former NBA coach. He is perhaps best remembered for hitting the game-winning shot in the 1987 NCAA championship game. The shot gave the Indiana Hoosiers a 74–73 victory over the Syracuse Orangemen.[1] He transferred to Indiana from Garden City Community College in Kansas where he was a two-year standout and Jayhawk Conference Player of the Year.[2]

After two seasons at Indiana, Smart was signed by the San Antonio Spurs, with whom he played two games in the 1988–89 season. In 12 minutes, Smart scored two points and had two assists and one rebound. Smart later played in the Philippines, with the San Miguel Beermen of the PBA, in the 1989 Reinforced Conference, where he played through an injury and was eventually replaced by Ennis Whatley after only five games.[3] After the PBA, he played in the World Basketball League: first with the Worcester Counts in 1989.[4] He then played for the Youngstown Pride and was traded to the Halifax Windjammers in March 1991.[5] Smart later played in the Continental Basketball Association with the Rapid City Thrillers (1995–96) and Fort Wayne Fury (1996–97).[6] He also played two seasons in France, and one in Venezuela.[2]

In 2002, Smart finished the season as interim coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers. His record was 9–31 with the club. In 2003, he became an assistant with the Golden State Warriors.

In 2010, Smart took over for Golden State Warriors head coach Don Nelson before the start of the 2010-11 training camp.[7]

The Warriors fired Smart on April 27, 2011 following a 36 win season, a 10-game improvement from the previous season.[8][9] He joined the Sacramento Kings as an assistant coach in November 2011.[10] On January 5, 2012, the Kings named Smart head coach after firing Paul Westphal.[11] He recorded a 48–93 record over parts of two seasons with the team. On May 31, 2013, the Kings fired Smart with one year remaining on his contract.[12][13]

Head coaching record[edit]

Legend
Regular seasonGGames coachedWGames wonLGames lostW–L %Win-loss %
Post seasonPGPlayoff gamesPWPlayoff winsPLPlayoff lossesPW–L %Playoff win-loss %
TeamYearGWLW–L%FinishPGPWPLPW–L%Result
CLE2002–0340931.2258th in CentralMissed Playoffs
GSW2010–11823646.4393rd in PacificMissed Playoffs
SAC2011–12592039.3395th in PacificMissed Playoffs
SAC2012–13822854.3414th in PacificMissed Playoffs
Career26393170.354

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Keith Smart's last-gasp basket propelled Indiana to a - 04.06.87 - SI Vault
  2. ^ a b "Keith Smart". NBA. Retrieved July 13, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Grand-slam Beermen roll out barrel". Philippine Daily Inquirer. December 9, 2010. p. W-9. 
  4. ^ Yantz, Tom (August 5, 1989). "World Basketball League Provides Players a Possible Shortcut to NBA". Hartford Courant. Retrieved August 17, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Transactions". Baltimore Sun. March 21, 1991. Retrieved August 17, 2011. 
  6. ^ Lebowitz, Larry (November 15, 1996). "Beachdogs A Team On The Move". South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved August 17, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Smart seeks to add defensive mindset to Warriors' rapid pace". NBA.com. September 27, 2010. Retrieved September 27, 2010. 
  8. ^ http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news;_ylt=AvScJY9DZKcTtyPhYb9tVHo5nYcB?slug=ap-warriors-smartout
  9. ^ "Smart gets another shot, this time as Kings coach". Associated Press. January 6, 2012. Archived from the original on January 31, 2012. 
  10. ^ Keith Smart, Bobby Jackson join Kings
  11. ^ "Sacramento Kings fire Paul Westphal". espn.com. January 5, 2012. Retrieved January 5, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Sale of Kings officially done". ESPN.com. Associated Press. May 31, 2013. Retrieved June 1, 2013. 
  13. ^ "KEITH SMART RELIEVED OF HEAD COACHING DUTIES". NBA.com. May 31, 2013. Retrieved May 31, 2013. 

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