Shaka Smart Says NO to the Illini
The Shakapocalypse is upon us.
It would appear that, despite offer of at least 2.5 million per year for 7 or even 8 seasons, VCU head coach Shaka Smart will in fact remain...VCU head coach Shaka Smart.
He is currently meeting with the team in Richmond, to quote Joe on Twitter just moments ago, to tell them he loves them THIIIIIIS much.
So, what's next for Illini AD Mike Thomas? It has to swift, furious and high profile. Is Anthony Grant even high profile enough at this point? Is he the guy that will make you forget that we were -- AGAIN -- told no by a coach we tried to hire?
We've had to do this for several coach hirings in a row now, and perhaps that it's time we all sit back and take stock.
No, our beloved university isn't looked upon as favorably as we think it is.
The basketball coaching job isn't as good as we think it is.
And lastly, maybe we are just all a little too unhinged as a fanbase for good sensible coaches to want to come here.
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