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Shaka Smart happy with move

Updated: May 18, 2012, 11:31 PM ET
By Myron Medcalf | ESPN.com

Men's basketball coach Shaka Smart refuses to take full credit for VCU's move to the "premier" Atlantic 10, but he recognized his team's success -- a Final Four appearance in 2011 and another NCAA tournament bid this past season -- boosted the entire athletic program's stock in the eyes of its new conference.

"I do think basketball played a significant role," Smart said during a Friday teleconference. "I think it made us a popular candidate for the Atlantic 10. The success that we ...

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