Smart recently completed his second season as head coach at Virginia Commonwealth. He led the Rams to a 28-12 record and a Final Four appearance. VCU defeated Southern Cal, Georgetown, Purdue, Florida State, and Kentucky to earn a trip to the Final four.
Regarded as one of the top young head coaches in the country, Smart has posted a 55-21 record as a head coach at VCU.
He has served as an assistant at Clemson (under Oliver Purnell) and Florida (under Billy Donovan), and is known as an elite recruiter.
Smart, 33, made $325,000 this season at VCU.