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Keith Smart gets contract extension to stay as Kings’ coach

Mar 5, 2012, 6:49 PM EDT

Keith Smart AP

Better not use the word “interim” around him anymore.

Co-owner Joe Maloof said the other day the Kings did not plan to let coach Keith Smart go, they liked the job he had done since taking over seven games in for Paul Westphal as coach. Today that became official.

The team announced that they are keeping Smart through at least next season. From the Associated Press.

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 let go by the Golden State Warriors last April.

Smart move. The Kings have been better under him and he seems to have connected with the players. Give him a full training camp and more time — and ideally more talent, too — and see what he can do.

  1. lolo20msu - Mar 5, 2012 at 7:11 PM

    thought the warriors coach was mark jackson… does anyone look over these articles before they are posted.

  2. jrob1030 - Mar 5, 2012 at 7:14 PM

    It say about 8 times that he is the still the Warriors coach. This journalist is a bad man(voice of Mark Jackson, and by bad, he actually means bad)

  3. redux23 - Mar 5, 2012 at 7:14 PM

    had no idea the maloofs owned the warriors

  4. redux23 - Mar 5, 2012 at 7:17 PM

    this is just blatantly awful journalism, kurt. bravo.

  5. garryfish - Mar 5, 2012 at 9:43 PM

    I guess there is no editor??!!

  6. glink123 - Mar 5, 2012 at 10:32 PM

    Dude is blogging on his iPad down in his mom’s basement. Cut him some slack.

  7. iamaltair - Mar 5, 2012 at 11:22 PM

    damn.

  8. broncosfan29 - Mar 6, 2012 at 2:33 AM

    when did the warriors move to sacramento? lmao

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