REPORT: Marquette hires Shaka Smart as its next head men’s basketball coach
MILWAUKEE (WSAW) - According to a report by the Stadium’s Jeff Goodman, Marquette has tabbed Texas’ Shaka Smart as its next head coach.
CBS Sports is reporting that the Marquette administration is meeting with its players in the next few hours.
The Madison native was hired by Texas back in 2015. During his time with the Longhorns, he finished with a 109-86 record with three NCAA Tournament appearances. Smart never made it past the first round with Texas. He would be the first black coach to be hired at Marquette.
Before he was hired at Texas, Smart was the head coach at VCU. During his six years with the Rams, Smart made the NCAA Tournament five out of six seasons including a run to the Final Four.
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