Head coach Shaka Smart of the Texas Longhorns shouts to his team in the first half against the Northern Iowa Panthers during the first round of the 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Chesapeake Energy Arena on March 18, 2016 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

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Report: Houston Rockets ‘intrigued’ with Shaka Smart as a head coach option

Posted May 5th, 2016


One and done for Shaka at UT?

It might be a long shot, but a report surfaced last night from ESPN’s Marc Stein that said the Houston Rockets could be interested in considering the Texas head coach for the team’s open head coaching position.

The NBA beat writer, according to sources, said that Kansas coach Bill Self is also one of two college coaches who “intrigue” team. Who wouldn’t want a 12-time conference champion as their leader?

Smart led the Longhorns to an NCAA tournament berth his first year on the 40 Acres, guiding Texas to a 20-13 record and a fourth place finish in the Big 12.

Stein late yesterday tweeted he believed the Rockets’ main focus of their head coach search would be on veteran NBA coaches:


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