Warriors name Keith Smart assistant coach

Updated: August 19, 2003, 6:08 PM ET

OAKLAND, California - After playing for Eric Musselman in the CBA, Keith Smart was reunited with his former coach Tuesday when he was named an assistant with the Golden State Warriors.

Best known for hitting the game-winning shot in the 1987 NCAA championship game for Indiana, Smart spent four of his nine seasons in the CBA playing for Musselman with the Rapid City Thrillers and Florida Beach Dogs.

Smart joins Musselman's staff after spending the previous three seasons with the Cleveland Cavaliers. He served in the front office and was an assistant under John Lucas before being named Cleveland's interim coach and going 9-31 in 40 games in 2002-03.

"We are delighted to add Keith to our staff," Musselman said. "In his years as both a player and a coach, he has shown that he is a quality person who also possesses a tremendous knowledge of the game. He will be a great benefit to our team as we continue to develop and improve."

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