Feb. 21, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Sacramento Kings head coach Keith Smart (left) talks with point guard Isaiah Thomas (22) during the second half against the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

Kings Head Coach Keith Smart To Return For 2012-13 Season

According to Sam Amick, Kings head coach Keith Smart will return for the 2012-13 season:

“Yes,” Maloof said emphatically when asked if Smart’s option would be picked up. “With no disrespect to our past coaches, we really have someone who everybody likes now. The players like him, the basketball staff likes him, we trust him, and he knows the game. Keith Smart is a wonderful coach, and we’re lucky to have him. … Yes, we’ll pick it up. We want him to be our coach forever.”

Hear that King fans – Keith has a lifetime contract11!1!1

Outside of the Maloofs goofy enthusiasm, Smart’s done a solid job with the Kings in his small window – especially considering that he’s had to do this in a condensed schedule. Count me in as happy he’ll be back.

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