Keith Smart Signs Deal To Become Sacramento Kings Head Coach Through 2013

The Sacramento Kings have had quite an interesting last few weeks. After knocking off the Lakers in front of a sold out crowd at Power Balance Pavilion, the team has seen DeMarcus Cousins take a leave of absence and coach Paul Westphal get the boot after a little more than two years. Assistant coach Keith Smart was named the interim head coach on Thursday, but that lasted just three hours or so.

According to multiple reports, Smart has already signed a deal to become the head coach of the Kings through the 2013 season. While the common thought process would be to test out an assistant coach and see how those in the organization react with him in charge, the Kings felt it was in the best interest of everyone to sign the former Warriors head coach to a two-year deal.

For those of you who are as confused as I am, the only explanation I can offer is that Keith Smart has coached in the league before and he has reportedly worked well with Tyreke Evans and DeMarcus Cousins. Then again, just how good of a coach can he be if the Warriors fired him after one season?

For more on the madness in Sacramento, head on over to Sactown Royalty.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SB Nation Bay Area

You must be a member of SB Nation Bay Area to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Bay Area. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Bay Area

You must be a member of SB Nation Bay Area to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Bay Area. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.