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FILE - In this March 21, 2013 file photo, Virginia Commonwealth coach Shaka Smart, right, talks to guard Troy Daniels during the closing minutes of the team's 88-42 win over Akron in a second-round game of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament in Auburn Hills, Mich. Two years removed from leading VCU to the Final Four and becoming one of the biggest rock stars in college basketball, Smart has gone through his third consecutive offseason where he was mentioned for big job after big job. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson, File)
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FILE - In this March 21, 2013 file photo, Virginia Commonwealth coach Shaka Smart, right, talks to guard Troy Daniels during the closing minutes of the team's 88-42 win over Akron in a second-round game of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament in Auburn Hills, Mich. Two years removed from leading VCU to the Final Four and becoming one of the biggest rock stars in college basketball, Smart has gone through his third consecutive offseason where he was mentioned for big job after big job. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson, File)

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