It's Official: Warriors Dump Smart

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    Keith Smart will not be with the Warriors next season.

    Keith Smart is out as the Golden State Warriors coach after one season.

     The Warriors announced Wednesday that Smart's option for next season will not be picked up. A coaching search is set to begin immediately.       

    Smart spent seven years as an assistant with Golden State before he replaced the ousted Don Nelson just before training camp. The Warriors went 36-46 under Smart, a 10-game improvement from the previous season but clearly not enough to appease a new ownership group that has promised sweeping changes to the perennial underachieving franchise.

     Smart had a one-year deal with a team option for next season, and nothing short of a rare playoff appearance was likely to save his job.