A big name in college basketball is changing location. Shaka Smart will be hired by Marquette as the new men’s basketball coach according to Jon Rothstein.
Source: Marquette's administration is meeting with its players in the next few hours.
Barring something unforeseen, Shaka Smart is heading to Milwaukee. https://t.co/Agcn6fKr7D
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) March 26, 2021
Smart will take over the team after Marquette fired Steve Wojciechowski following a seven-year run at the school. The Golden Eagles will need some rebuilding, as they went 13-14 during the 2020-2021 season.
In his coaching career, Smart has a 272-142 career record. He made one Final Four with Virginia Commonwealth in 2010-2011. In six years at Texas, Smart made the tournament in three seasons. This year, Texas was a no. 3 seed and were knocked out of the first round of the 2021 NCAA Tournamnent by Abilene Christian.
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