Tag Archives: Shaka Smart

Greska: What does the Shaka hiring say about Marquette?

Hiring Shaka wasn’t the easy choice, but in making it, Marquette is making a a clear statement.

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Done Deal, Shaka Smart hired as Marquette’s head coach

Almost 7 years to the day after a deal was not in fact done, multiple outlets have reported Marquette has crossed the finish line and hired Shaka Smart to replace Steve Wojciechowski as the head men’s basketball coach. The terms of the contract are unknown at this time. Smart comes from Texas where the lack […]

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Marquette players caught in crossfire of coaching search

March 24, 2014. The events of this day have become Marquette folktale. It was the day Marquette spotted, tamed and captured Moby Dick. And by Moby Dick, I mean Virginia Commonwealth head coach Shaka Smart. He was the whale that UCLA couldn’t even lure away last offseason. But the Golden Eagles had. Only they hadn’t. Too […]

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Cuonzo Martin a candidate at Marquette; is he a good fit?

ESPN’s Jeff Goodman reported earlier today that Tennessee head coach Cuonzo Martin has become a legitimate candidate for Marquette’s head coaching position. This comes after Marquette showed interest in former UCLA head coach Ben Howland and VCU head coach Shaka Smart, the latter of whom rejected Marquette’s offer. Howland is still considered a candidate and […]

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Strotman: What we can learn from the Shaka Smart fiasco

For three hours on Monday, Shaka Smart apparently was the 17th head men’s basketball coach in Marquette history. And from the moment that apparent report surfaced on social media until Thursday evening, when I confirmed a report from Garry Parrish that Smart was no longer considering the job, every moment spent on social media, on my phone […]

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Bill Cords addresses Marquette’s search to replace Buzz Williams

The media room at the Al McGuire Center was filled to the brim Thursday afternoon as Bill Cords provided insights on search for Buzz Williams’ replacement since the social media eruption Monday. The two main points: Cords said he will remain Marquette’s interim athletic director until about this time next year and that Virginia Commonwealth […]

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