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Shaka Smart to remain at VCU

Updated: April 5, 2011, 3:51 PM ET
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RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginia Commonwealth coach Shaka Smart is staying with the Rams after leading them on a surprising Final Four run.

The school said Monday that Smart has agreed to a new eight-year contract at VCU. Details of that deal will be released once the contract is signed, but a source told the Richmond Times-Dispatch that the new deal will pay Smart $1.2 million in base pay annually.

"True to form, Coach Smart's primary concerns were about his players, coaches and ...

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