Shaka Smart is the hottest coach on the market after he led VCU basketball to the 2011 Final Four, but it looks like he will not go anywhere. Smart will be staying at VCU, turning down Missouri and North Carolina State, according to CBS Sports' Gregg Doyel.
Smart was rumored to be the front-runner for the Missouri and North Carolina State jobs, but Missouri went in a different direction, hiring Miami's Frank Haith instead. North Carolina State, meanwhile, put together a package to lure Smart, but it appears he has turned it down. David Glenn of ACCSports.com has details on N.C. State's offer.
According to sources, the Wolfpack's presentation to Smart included a six-year commitment worth approximately $2 million per year. Among ACC basketball coaches, only Duke's Mike Krzyzewski, UNC's Roy Williams and Maryland's Gary Williams make more than that amount in base compensation.
VCU's offer, meanwhile, is expected to be worth well over $1 million a year, according to Glenn. Smart's base salary was $350,000 last season.