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Rumors fly about Smart's future at VCU, could be headed to Marquette


Multiple media outlets, including FOX 6 Now in Milwaukee, are reporting that VCU Head Basketball Coach Shaka Smart is poised to become the next coach at Marquette University.

Marquette's last head coach Buzz Williams recently left the school to become the head coach at Virginia Tech.  

Neither school is confirming the rumor, but sources connected to the university in contact with Fox 6 Now are confident Smart is in position to take over the job.

While multiple media outlets report that is on the verge of happening, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's beat writer for Marquette Basketball tweeted that the deal is "not done".

Smart has been the head coach at VCU since 2009. He took the team to their one and only Final Four in 2011 and has guided the Rams to four straight NCAA tournaments. The team lost in overtime in the first round to Stephen F. Austin in 2014.

Right now, local sources are skeptical of these reports.

Sports Director Marc Davis is in touch with VCU's Athletic Administration to learn more about Coach Smart's future. We will have the latest on this story, tonight on NBC12 News at 11.

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