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boXerrumble
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Shaka Smart agrees to extension with VCU through 2023
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BREAKING: Shaka Smart turns down UCLA. Agrees to VCU extension through 2023. More @sinow details here. LINK / …


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Turned down UCLA, and gets a huge extension. Good for him


bbeck
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re: Shaka Smart agrees to extension with VCU through 2023
I'm gonna say he never sniffs 2023 with VCU


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Broseph Barksdale
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Wow, he's really doing the Coach K thing


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Ostrich
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re: Shaka Smart agrees to extension with VCU through 2023
To each his own, but I don't get that decision at all.


WG_Dawg
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re: Shaka Smart agrees to extension with VCU through 2023
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To each his own, but I don't get that decision at all.


Some people are simply happy where they are. I'm sure Chris Peterson and Gary Patterson could get a big time gig if they wanted it, but they'd rather stay where they are.

Shaka has really made his mark on VCU, and I'm sure his family is happy there. Also the expectations aren't near what they'd be at UCLA where they might can him in 5 years if they struggle.


JordonfortheJ
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re: Shaka Smart agrees to extension with VCU through 2023
maybe he wants to be a legend there.

but I would get tired of being at the same place after awhile


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ehidal1
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re: Shaka Smart agrees to extension with VCU through 2023
Only up to 1.5 from 1.2 mil. I guess being able to sign a contract that will pay you well for the rest of your career is good enough. Wonder what UCLA's offer was?

Think Shaka at VCU could get them in the ACC or Big East?


mattz1122
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re: Shaka Smart agrees to extension with VCU through 2023
Coaches are prioritizing quality of life over what others determine is the ultimate achievement in a coach's career -- winning at a blue blood program. It may be Smart's ambition to build VCU into a power as opposed to winning at a historical power. Plus, the odds are against him at UCLA unless he wins a ridiculous amount of games -- Howland was canned and he reached the Final Four three times in 10 years, which isn't exactly bad.


goldenbadger08
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re: Shaka Smart agrees to extension with VCU through 2023
Good for him


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Dr RC
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re: Shaka Smart agrees to extension with VCU through 2023
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To each his own, but I don't get that decision at all.


money doesn't buy happiness


Pilot Tiger
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re: Shaka Smart agrees to extension with VCU through 2023
the older I get the more I come to understand why people chose to do these kinds of things


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LSUAlum2001
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re: Shaka Smart agrees to extension with VCU through 2023
frick UCLA.

Cowherd was talking about Few and guessing a 1.5 mil salary at Gonzaga. For him to have the SAME take-home pay at UCLA after taxes, and including a higher COL, he would need to make 2.5 mil at a minimum.

This post was edited on 3/27 at 7:46 pm


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LSUAlum2001
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Wonder what UCLA's offer was?


See my Few salary comparison above.


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Hurricane Mike
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re: Shaka Smart agrees to extension with VCU through 2023
Another 10 year contract


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Ostrich
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re: Shaka Smart agrees to extension with VCU through 2023
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money doesn't buy happiness


I see what you're saying. But for me, I would rather be living in Los Angeles than Richmond. As well as having all the perks of coaching a BIG-time team. But good for him, glad he is happy.


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dukke v
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re: Shaka Smart agrees to extension with VCU through 2023
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Turned down UCLA, and gets a huge extension. Good for him



I agree..................


FightinTigersDammit
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re: Shaka Smart agrees to extension with VCU through 2023
I'm at UCLA


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Cap Crunch
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re: Shaka Smart agrees to extension with VCU through 2023
I can't wait for Coach K and Roy Williams to retire and he will end up at one of those schools and Brad Stevens will end up at the other


dukke v
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re: Shaka Smart agrees to extension with VCU through 2023
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I can't wait for Coach K and Roy Williams to retire and he will end up at one of those schools and Brad Stevens will end up at the other



VERY POSSIBLE.........................


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Tiger Live2
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re: Shaka Smart agrees to extension with VCU through 2023
I'm actually not all that surprised. But still great news none the less. Supposedly he got extra money for assistants and other money being spent on the program. Sounds like he really does want to build VCU into a bigger program


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