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Encyclopedia > Keith Smart

Jonathan Keith Smart (born September 21, 1964 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana) is an American former basketball player and current coach. He is best remembered for hitting the game-winning shot in the 1987 NCAA championship game. The shot gave the Indiana Hoosiers a 74-73 victory over the Syracuse Orangemen. September 21 is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years). ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... Nickname: Motto: Authentic Louisiana at every turn Coordinates: Country United States State Louisiana Parish East Baton Rouge Parish Founded 1699 Incorporated 16 January 1817 Government  - Mayor Melvin Kip Holden (D) Area  - City  79. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... The 1987 NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Tournament involved 64 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of mens NCAA Division I college basketball. ... NCAA Mens Basketball Division I Championship - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... Indiana Universitys athletic teams are called the Hoosiers, and their colors are cream and crimson, though red and white have been used at times in the past. ... Syracuse University (SU) is a private research university located in Syracuse, New York. ...


After two seasons at Indiana, Smart was signed by the San Antonio Spurs, where he played two games in the 1988-89 season. Smart was more successful in the CBA where he played six seasons before retiring in 1995. Smart also played one or two seasons for the Halifax Windjammers of the World Basketball League in the early 1990s, and one season with the WBL's Worcester Counts in 1989. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The 1988-89 NBA season was the 43rd season of the National Basketball Association. ... The Continental Basketball Association (CBA) is a professional mens basketball league in the United States. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Halifax Windjammers were a franchise in the old World Basketball League that began play in 1991. ... World Basketball League or WBL was a minor professional basketball league in the United States and Canada. ... World Basketball League or WBL was a minor professional basketball league in the United States and Canada. ...


Smart also played in the Philippines, with the San Miguel Beermen of the Philippine Basketball Association, in the 1989 Reinforced Conference. The San Miguel Beermen (SMB) is a Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) team. ... For other uses of PBA, see PBA. The Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) is a professional basketball league in the Philippines founded in 1975. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Philippine Basketball Association awards a championship trophy (or cup) to the winning team at the end of each conference (tournament). ...


In 2002, Smart finished the season as interim coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers. His record was 9-31 with the club. Currently, Smart is an assistant coach with the Golden State Warriors. Current Warriors' coach Don Nelson has made it public that Smart is his protege, much like Avery Johnson was in Dallas. The Cleveland Cavaliers (also known as the Cavs) are a professional basketball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. ... The Golden State Warriors are a professional basketball team based in Oakland, California. ... Donald Arvid Nelson (born May 15, 1940 in Muskegon, Michigan) is an NBA head coach. ... Halo series of games, see Sergeant Major A.J. Johnson. ...

Preceded by
Pervis Ellison
NCAA Basketball Tournament
Most Outstanding Player
(men's)

1987
Succeeded by
Danny Manning
Preceded by
John Lucas
Cleveland Cavaliers Head Coach (interim)
2003
Succeeded by
Paul Silas

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External links

  • BasketballReference.com: Keith Smart (as coach)
  • BasketballReference.com: Keith Smart (as player)

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Keith Smart - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (192 words)
Jonathan Keith Smart (born September 21, 1964 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana) is an American former basketball player and current coach.
Smart was more successful in the CBA where he played six seasons before retiring in 1995.
Smart also played one or two seasons for the Halifax Windjammers of the World Basketball League in the early 1990s, and one season with the WBL's Worcester Counts in 1989.
Washingtonpost.com: Smart Shot Gives Indiana NCAA Title (1384 words)
The hero was Keith Smart, whose 16-foot base-line jumper with four seconds left won the national championship for Indiana tonight at the Superdome.
Smart rebounded, raced the length of the floor and laid in the ball with 30 seconds left to cut the margin to 73-72.
Smart went up, arched the ball toward the hoop and it went in, the ball dropping cleanly through the net as the clock rolled from five seconds to four.
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