NBA: Looking at Keith Smart’s first 40 games with the Golden State Warriors

January 18th, 2011 by Ryan Norris Leave a reply »
The Golden State Warriors are 40 games into their season and sit four games behind the Portland Trailblazers for the eighth seed in the Western Conference.  New head coach Keith Smart has his team at 17-23 and is in the midst of an extended run in the friendly confines of Oracle Arena.

So what do we make of Smart’s first few months as head coach?  It’s a mixed-bag, really.

Smart is no doubt engaged with the day-to-day activities surrounding the team, unlike Don Nelson’s conclusion with the Warriors.  When asked about the difference between the two coaches on the San Francisco radio station KNBR Monday, Reggie Williams pointed to Smart’s more "hands on" approach to coaching the team.  He pointed to how Smart is more likely to point out missed assignments than his predecessor, acting as a teacher and encourager.

Smart is also an entertainer.  His postgame interviews are must-see TV because he can supply funny quotes at anytime.  He looks and sounds excited and proud to be a head coach in the NBA, something Nelson seemed hot and cold about.

Through the struggles, Smart seems to hav ...

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