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Columbia's new Lion is ready to roar

New coach Kyle Smith believes he can be successful in the Ivy League

Updated: May 5, 2010, 7:35 PM ET
By Kieran Darcy | ESPNNewYork.com

The latest addition to the New York City coaching fraternity was introduced on Wednesday morning: Kyle Smith, the new men's basketball coach at Columbia University.

"When we started our search, we looked for a basketball coach who had strong leadership skills, an excellent basketball mind, and successful recruiting experience," said Dr. M. Dianne Murphy, the athletic director at Columbia. "Kyle possesses all three."

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