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Sources: Texas' Shaka Smart in talks with Marquette; deal imminent

Texas' Shaka Smart is in talks with Marquette to become the Golden Eagles' next head coach, sources told ESPN.

A deal is expected to be done imminently.

Smart, a Wisconsin native, has been the head coach at Texas for six seasons. The Longhorns have gone to three NCAA tournaments under Smart, but have yet to win an NCAA tournament game with him at the helm. They won the Big 12 Conference tournament earlier this month, but were then upset by 14-seed Abilene Christian in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

Smart has been on the hot seat in Austin for two years now, but the pandemic likely saved him after the 2019-20 season.