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In a release from VCU, Smart said, "I am very grateful for the support and belief in the coaching staff and basketball program that comes from the very top of our university's leadership -- President (Michael) Rao, Athletic Director Norwood Teague and the VCU Board of Visitors – as well as our phenomenal fans," Smart said. "There are great things to accomplish at VCU, and I'm looking forward to building on the successes of our program and university."
"The agreement reflects Coach Smart's continued focus on his players, coaches, the men's basketball program and its contributions to a great university," Teague said.

Said Rao: “Coach Smart recognizes, as do the rest of the university community, alumni and fans, that VCU is the place to be right now,” Rao said. “He continues to demonstrate his commitment to VCU and its pursuit of excellence athletically and academically.

“Under his leadership, the success of the VCU basketball program and our scholar athletes raises the bar for national research universities and intercollegiate athletics.”