Back to Square 1 for Illini after snub by Shaka Smart

It's Always Complicated at Illinois... Chapter 397.

Virginia Commonwealth coach Shaka Smart told Illinois athletic director Mike Thomas on Wednesday that he's not interested in becoming the Illini's next basketball coach, multiple sources told the Sun-Times.

Smart, 34, turned down a $20.8 million offer -- eight years at $2.6 million a year, a source said -- to succeed Bruce Weber, who was fired after nine years in Champaign.

Herb Gould





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