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    Illinois going after Shaka Smart

    Eye On College Basketball - CBSSports.com Source: Shaka Smart still weighing Illinois offer

    Short article but here are the details:

    Shaka Smart is still weighing an offer from Illinois.
    Smart signed an eight-year deal after last year's Final Four run worth about $1.2 million per year.
    Illinois has, per sources, offered a deal worth in the neighborhood of $2.5 million per year.
    Sources indicate that Smart could make a decision as early as Tuesday night.




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    Re: Illinois going after Shaka Smart

    Not really surprised by this. If he doesn't take this opportunity, I think he might stay a while for something much bigger.



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    Re: Illinois going after Shaka Smart

    Hard to see him turning that down.



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    Re: Illinois going after Shaka Smart

    Smart choice.



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    Re: Illinois going after Shaka Smart

    2.5 mil.... Wow... Sad at how much money some places will throw out there for a flash in the pan coach.

    And that is what he is so far.



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    Re: Illinois going after Shaka Smart

    Not surprising since both he & his wife are from Chicago...



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    Re: Illinois going after Shaka Smart

    I would say this is a Smart decision.


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    Re: Illinois going after Shaka Smart

    I know everyone does it, but it irks me to see a guy sign an 8 year contract and then be shopping himself around the next year.

    With that said... good move here by Illinois. He has proven that he can win in March.



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    Re: Illinois going after Shaka Smart

    Quote Originally Posted by geburgess View Post
    I would say this is a Smart decision.
    shaka, shaka



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    Re: Illinois going after Shaka Smart

    Quote Originally Posted by bellzisu View Post
    2.5 mil.... Wow... Sad at how much money some places will throw out there for a flash in the pan coach.

    And that is what he is so far.
    Really? Yeah that final four sure was a fluke.



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    Re: Illinois going after Shaka Smart

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAgronomist View Post
    Nothing new here, he has been Illinois top get for quite awhile now. I really hope MT can land him I think he will do I pretty damn good job at Illinois. I for one will be slightly disappointed if UI doesn't land him.



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    Re: Illinois going after Shaka Smart

    Quote Originally Posted by ribsnwhiskey View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by bellzisu View Post
    2.5 mil.... Wow... Sad at how much money some places will throw out there for a flash in the pan coach. And that is what he is so far.
    Really? Yeah that final four sure was a fluke.
    I never said fluke.

    Flash in the pan. He is a third year coach. Never won his conference yet.

    Yes a final 4 last year... Several coaches coaches can claim that and never did much else.

    He hasn't proved 2.5 mil worth yet.



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    Re: Illinois going after Shaka Smart

    It would be a homerun hire, especially if Shaka can get Robert Smith to come as an assistant as well. They would have Chicago on lock down for a very long time.



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    Re: Illinois going after Shaka Smart

    Quote Originally Posted by bellzisu View Post
    He hasn't proved 2.5 mil worth yet.
    Apparently, somebody disagrees



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    Re: Illinois going after Shaka Smart

    How much was Weber's contract worth annually?



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