Illinois Coaching Search: Shaka Smart Couldn't 'Run Away From Happiness' At VCU

Shaka Smart resisted another head coaching offer from a high-major school and turned down the Fighting Illini job; according to Smart, he's happy at VCU and did not want to walk away from that.

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Related: Illinois Coaching Search: Shaka Smart Turns Down Fighting Illini

Smart could be waiting for what he deems a perfect situation for him, or perhaps his commitment to VCU is stronger than most suspected throughout the last couple of offseasons. In any event, the Illini are moving on down their list.

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