Shaka Smart staying at VCU

Greg Doyle of broke the news earlier today that VCU Head Coach Shaka Smart has turned down an offer at NC State and will instead sign a deal reportedly in the seven figure range to remain at VCU.

In an email written to, VCU Athletic Director Norwood Teague said, “He is staying, we agreed to terms this morning.”

When asked if NC State had made an offer Teague wrote, “”Yes, they talked to him and made an offer. We countered and he is staying!!!”

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