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Texas men’s basketball coach Shaka Smart leaves for Marquette job

Texas men’s basketball coach Shaka Smart leaves for Marquette job

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March 26 (UPI) -- Texas Longhorns men's basketball coach Shaka Smart has been hired as Marquette's next head coach, the school announced Friday. Smart replaces former Marquette coach Steve Wojciechowski, who was fired last week after seven seasons leading the Golden Eagles. Advertisement "We undertook an exhaustive national search, during which we discussed our opening with a significant number of highly qualified coaches," Marquette athletic director Bill Scholl said in a statement. "Throughout the search, one individual continued to rise to the top and that was Shaka. "I am beyond excited for our current and future student-athletes who will have the great fortune of being mentored by Shaka. He is a great teacher of the game, while also being a great molder of young men." The 43-year-ol...