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.
Shaka Smart to #CBS's Greg Gumbel on why he didn't leave for Illinois: "It came down that I love it at VCU...Don't run away from happiness."— CBS Sports PR(@CBSSportsGang) March 23, 2012
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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