The Kings’ organization made the announcement Monday. Smart was named head coach in January of this year, after the Kings let Paul Westphal go. In the remainder of the season, Smart racked up a record of 20-39.
“We’re trying to get our franchise moving in the right direction. The goal is to keep moving in that positive direction, and I’m glad that I get that opportunity. It’s been great working with Geoff and his staff and communicating with the Maloofs in this process,” Smart said in a press release.
Smart was previously an assistant coach with the Kings, and was head coach with the Golden State Warriors.