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Loyola makes G.G. Smith head coach

Updated: April 12, 2013, 5:03 PM ET
Associated Press

BALTIMORE -- G.G. Smith was promoted to head basketball coach at Loyola (Md.) University on Friday after a six-year run as an assistant under Jimmy Patsos, who left earlier this month to take the top job at Siena.

Smith, 36, is the son of longtime college coach Tubby Smith. At his introductory news conference, Smith told the crowd that he had not yet shared the news with his father.

Smith's wife, Lorie, then handed him a cellphone. Tubby Smith, watching the session on the Internet, ...

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