While the topic has been heavily discussed and debated over the years, you rarely find someone so actively against the idea as the Wildcats veteran equipment manager. And for good reason.
"(Keightley)'s an ex-Marine," Smith continued. "I have great respect for him and his beliefs. I don't know what's appropriate. It's like flying the flag at half-mast; when do you do it and who do you do it for?"
Tubby insisted the 'Cats not sporting the flag on their jerseys did not indicate, his thoughts and prayers were elsewhere.
"We honor our troops with the Star Spangled Banner," Smith explained. "Everyone in Rupp Arena understands that we're honoring them every time we go out on the court."
"Everybody's hoping we can get out of all of those Middle Eastern countries and bring our family and friends and troops back home.