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Utah State basketball coach hired by University of Utah

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Posted at 3:39 PM, Mar 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-27 22:16:25-04

SALT LAKE CITY — The University of Utah has hired Utah State's Craig Smith as the school's next basketball coach.

The Utes confirmed the news Saturday.

Smith will replace Larry Krystkowiak, who was fired last week after 10 seasons with the Utes.

In three seasons with the Aggies, Smith's teams went 74-23 and played in the NCAA Tournament three times.

The move comes days after two former Utah players, Alex Jensen and Johnnie Bryant, both current NBA assistants, pulled out of the running for the position.

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