UT men’s basketball coach Shaka Smart, fresh off his hire and introductory press conference last week, released a video message to former players over the weekend recognizing their contributions to the program and encouraging them to come back and get involved.
“You have complete access to our program, whether it’s coming back for games, practices or just stopping by the office,” he says in the YouTube video. “We need you around, and we want you around.”
Check out the full video and check out the other Shaka Smart news you might have missed from the Saturday and Sunday Statesman below.
- Texas’ Smart move: Shaka promises ‘exciting’ style of play
- Video: Shaka Smart’s first press conference at Texas
- Photos: Shaka Smart’s first press conference at Texas
- Kirk Bohls: Welcome to Austin, Shaka (now go win a championship)
- Cedric Golden: Forget beer, tickets — Patterson’s legacy riding on Smart, Strong
- Getting Smart pushes UT near $10 million coaching buyout mark
- Texas becomes third school with black coaches in major sports
- Meet Shaka Smart, the Horns’ new men’s basketball coach
- With Isaiah Taylor dreaming of NBA, Shaka Smart must retool Horns
- Q&A with Richmond TV sports director who covered Shaka Smart
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