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Bitter irony in Smart move

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07:07 AM ET 05.31 | Keith Smart knew the possibility existed, of course. But just because he saw it coming doesn't mean he's not disappointed by the irony in place here: his first firing came after the Warriors group that was headed by Joe Lacob and Peter Guber but which also included the then-minority owner, Ranadive, paid a league-record $450 million for their new team and -- despite the team's record improving by 10 games in his one season under them -- always saw him as a transition coach for the post-Don Nelson season that led to the eventual hiring of Mark Jackson. Now this pink slip comes with Ranadive actually calling the shot, this after his group topped the Warriors' purchase price by paying a valuation of $535 million for the Kings and moving quickly on Malone.

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May 31, 2013  08:38 AM ET

Just fire him now. Byron Scott is out there.

May 31, 2013  11:22 AM ET

Smart really isn't that smart if he is disappointed but fully expected to be fired LOL

May 31, 2013  01:34 PM ET

Clearly Ranadive hates his guts.

 
May 31, 2013  04:45 PM ET

Not so smart eh?

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