Smart spurns Illi­nois; will re­main at VCU

The Washington Times Daily - - Sports -

CHAM­PAIGN, ILL. | Virginia Com­mon­wealth bas­ket­ball coach Shaka Smart on Wed­nes­day ended spec­u­la­tion that he might take the open job at Illi­nois by an­nounc­ing that he’ll stay with the Rams.

VCU said in a news re­lease that Smart’s $1.2 mil­lion con­tract will be ad­justed, but pro­vided no de­tails. He said in the re­lease that he ap­pre­ci­ates VCU’S sup­port of him and his staff.

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