Sign in
View: Mobile | Desktop
 
FOLLOW US:  Facebook  Twitter  LinkedIn  RSS
Men Women
 USA basketball USA Basketball
Men Professional
Men College
High Schools

 Canadian basketball Canadian Hoops
Americas Events
World Events
Upcoming Events
Oct 25: CAN: CIS starts
Nov 18: NBLC: NBLCanada starts
Authors:
Join Us!!! We are looking for someone to help us cover CBA basketball. Please send us an e-mail.

CBA Standings
 1. Indianapolis B. 6-2 
 2. Bowling Green H. 5-3 
 3. Ft.Wayne F. 5-3 
 4. Mississippi E. 4-4 
 5. Illinois Coal Miners 4-4 
 6. Baltimore Sh. 3-5 
 7. MidTenn S. 1-7 
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 1.TBA 
 2.TBA 
 3.TBA 
 4.TBA 
 5.TBA 
Rebounds Per Game
 1.TBA 
 2.TBA 
 3.TBA 
 4.TBA 
 5.TBA 
Assists Per Game
 1.TBA 
 2.TBA 
 3.TBA 
 4.TBA 
 5.TBA 
Steals Per Game
 1.TBA 
 2.TBA 
 3.TBA 
 4.TBA 
 5.TBA 
Blocks Per Game
 1.TBA 
 2.TBA 
 3.TBA 
 4.TBA 
 5.TBA 
Articles
Interviews

Ex-Fury coach Keith Smart to take over Warriors - Sep 27, 2010


POSTED BY:
EUROBASKET NEWS
  follow us on Facebook Twitter


Keith Smart
It turns out the road to the NBA does indeed run through Fort Wayne.

Last season Fort Wayne Mad Ants center Chris Hunter landed a job with the NBA's Golden State Warriors. This time around, the opportunity has presented itself to a former pro coach with Fort Wayne ties.

NBA sources have confirmed with multiple media outlets that former Fort Wayne Fury head coach Keith Smart will be named head coach of the Warriors.

The former Indiana University guard has served as an assistant to outgoing coach Don Nelson , and his seven seasons with Golden State makes him the longest-tenured assistant coach in the franchise's West Coast history.

I couldn't be happier for Keith, former Hoosier assistant coach Royce Waltman said of his former player.

Keith was a great young man who would always listen to everything that he was told. He really would make every attempt to soak stuff up that he was being taught.

Smart spent three successful seasons leading the CBA's Fury in the late 1990s. While with the team, Smart led Fort Wayne to consecutive winning seasons in 1997-98 and 1998-99, which was a first in franchise history.

The 31 victories the team achieved in the 1997-98 campaign was also a franchise record.

In 1998-99, Smart guided the franchise to the playoffs despite the club having a franchise-high nine players promoted to the NBA.

Keith was always a guy that has been receptive to the opportunities that present themselves to him, Waltman said.

He has been under (Nelson) and has always been a very good learner.

Smart gained fame when he sank the game-winning shot in the 1987 NCAA men's basketball championship game, giving Indiana its last NCAA title.

After his career in Bloomington, Smart played briefly in the NBA, followed by stints in the CBA and internationally. He was drafted in the second round of the 1988 NBA Draft by the Warriors, but his only NBA playing experience came with the San Antonio Spurs.

This will not be Smart's first time to lead an NBA team. After serving as an assistant coach with the Cleveland Cavaliers 2000-02, he was promoted to head coach of the club in the middle of the 2002-03 season and coached 40 games for the team.

Courtesy of www.news-sentinel.com   




Greg Foster
Fort Wayne holds off Indianapolis in the title game to become back-to-back CBA champions - 5 months ago
titlFORT WAYNE 95, INDIANAPOLIS 92: (Danville, Ill.) - In a battle between the two top teams in the league, featuring the top-seeded Indianapolis Blaze and the second-seed and defending league champions, Fort Wayne Flite, it was fitting that the contest literally went down to the final minute. The first quarter was a back-and-forth affair with Indianapolis taking a 23-22 lead, only to have Fort Wayne erupt to a double-digit advantage midway through the second quarter behind Greg Foster (6...   [read more]

Antonio
Cannon
Top-seed Indianapolis and defending champs Fort Wayne to square off in all-Indiana title game - 5 months ago
FORT WAYNE 111, BOWLING GREEN 100: (Danville, Ill.) - Antonio Cannon (6'0''-PG-92, college: Indiana Tech) scored 14 of his team-high 27 points in the opening quarter Saturday as Fort Wayne advanced into the championship game of the Central Basketball Association Tournament for the third consecutive year. The defending champions topped Bowling Green, 111-100, in a semifinal game at Schlarman High School. Saturday's meeting was the first of the season for the two squads. 'Defensively, we di...   [read more]

Monte Burney
Bowling Green handles Illinois to clinch final postseason spot; playoff schedule released for next weekend - 5 months ago
BOWLING GREEN 91, ILLINOIS 82: (Russellville, Ky.) - The final game of the 2017 Central Basketball Association regular season provided much intrigue, as the winner of today's matchup would advance to the postseason tournament next weekend. Bowling Green was looking to clinch their fourth playoff berth in their five-year history, while Illinois was looking to play in front of their home crowd as the playoff tournament was being played on the Coal Miners' home court in Danville, Illinois ne...   [read more]


1 | 2
Indianapolis clinches top seed, Mississippi earns playoff bid, Illinois & Bowling Green battle for final spot - 5 months ago  
Bowling Green completes record-setting rally to stun Middle Tennessee; Baltimore edges Fort Wayne late - 6 months ago  
Indianapolis pulls away from Mississippi in final quarter; Baltimore routs Middle Tennessee at home - 6 months ago  
Illinois stuns Indianapolis in rematch, Baltimore earns first win of the season in upset of Mississippi - 6 months ago  
Indianapolis outlasts Baltimore in offensive shootout; Bowling Green stuns Mississippi on the road - 6 months ago  
In a battle between the two expansion CBA teams, Illinois edges out Baltimore, 98-97, in final minute - 6 months ago  
The reigning champions got off to a good start - 7 months ago  
Al Ansar inks Greg Foster and releases Craig Winder !! - 9 months ago  
One hundred days away from the start of the league's fifth year, as the CBA unveils 2017 season schedule - 10 months ago  
New set of league players en route to South America to participate in CBA Brazil competition - 10 months ago  
CBA holds landmark annual league meeting at the Under Armour Global Headquarters in Baltimore - 11 months ago  
Illinois Coal Miners join CBA for the 2017 season, bringing valuable basketball experience to the league - 1 Year ago  
East Coast expansion continues as the Washington Stars join the CBA for the 2017 season - 1 Year ago  
Shuckers add Baltimore to name, join new league - 1 Year ago  
USBasket.com All-CBA Awards 2016 - 1 Year ago  
Mission Accomplished: Undefeated Fort Wayne rout Middle Tennessee to become 2016 CBA Champions - 1 Year ago  
2016 CBA Playoff Semifinals: Fort Wayne clobbers Indianapolis; Middle Tennessee escapes Columbus - 1 Year ago  
Columbus edges Indianapolis in nail-biting finish to regular season - 1 Year ago  
Indianapolis Blaze signs Dion Smith - 1 Year ago  
Jones starts his pro career at Columbus Condors - 1 Year ago  
1 | 2

Site Map:
Usbasket.com Member Services: Other Basketball Sites:
Copyright (c) 1998-2017 Eurobasket Inc. Disclaimer

WARNING:
Do not copy, redistribute, publish or otherwise exploit information that you download from the site !
Do not encumber, license, modify, publish, sell, transfer or transmit, or in any way exploit, any of the content of the site, nor will you attempt to do so.