Texas new head coach Shaka Smart and his basketball team defeated Texas A&M Corpus Christi 67-56 in their home opener at the Erwin Center Saturday night November 21, 2015. Smart is surrounded by his players including Demarcus Holland, left, and Javan Felix, right, as they sing the Eyes of Texas after their win. RALPH BARRERA/ AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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What did Shaka Smart tell UT history grads during his commencement address?

Posted May 24th, 2016


Texas men’s basketball coach Shaka Smart delivered the UT History Department’s commencement address last week and the coach kind of nailed it, considering he’s the basketball coach and didn’t include many cheesy basketball puns.

“Begin with the end in mind,” Smart said in his address. “The end – as in the goal – what you want to accomplish. The more specific you can be, the better, and then you can decide exactly what it will take to get you there.”

Here’s his speech:



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