Smart Takes Blame for Kings’ Struggles
As the losses pile up, Kings coach Keith Smart understands where the blame will be placed.
“(The players) get all the glory when they win and play well, and I’ll take all the heat when we lose,” Smart said. “That’s how it’s supposed to be, isn’t it? We know that’s how it goes.”
The Kings are 4-12 and coming off a 35-point whipping by the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday in which the players looked disinterested.
The Kings’ effort was questioned, along with Smart’s substitution patterns and strategy. And the coach questions those same things about the team and himself.
“I’m trying to be a good coach in this league,” Smart said. “For a long, long time.”