Keith Smart is only 6-foot-1, but he was one of the best offensive rebounding guards I've ever coached. He was also a clutch player -- one who became more aggressive when the game was on the line.
Remember, it was Keith's jumper that helped Indiana beat Syracuse for the NCA title -- and shooting wasn't his strength at that point in his career. That's how aggressive he was.
So it's no surprise that, as an assistant in Golden State, he's encouraging Warriors power forward Brandan Wright to become more aggressive.
"He needs to develop that habit of being aggressive. At our level, you're rewarded when you're the aggressor first. Brandan, when he gets on the floor with (Corey) Maggette, Al (Harrington) and Jack (Stephen Jackson) and you don't have Monta (Ellis) or Baron (Davis) there, he has to figure out, 'Where do I fit into this wheel? Am I passive, am I the aggressor? What do I do?' The game he's playing right now, more than anything, is a game against himself."