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The Sacramento Kings announced they've extended coach Keith Smart's contract through the 2013-14 season.
“Keith’s extension gives us the stability we need to continue the development of our team,” said basketball president Geoff Petrie in a statement. “He has the commitment, energy and vision necessary to succeed in building a winning team. We are all looking forward to working with him as we pursue an exciting and productive future.”
Added Smart: “I’m excited to continue this process with the Kings. We’re trying to get our franchise moving in the right direction. The goal is to keep moving in that positive direction, and I’m glad that I get that opportunity. It’s been great working with Geoff and his staff and communicating with the Maloofs in this process.”
Smart was 20-39 after taking over for Paul Westphal Jan. 5.
Smart has impressed ownership with his energy and vision for the team. His offseason program has impressed, as has his ability to communicate with players.