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University of San Francisco head coach Kyle Smith led his team to 20 wins in his first season in charge. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Dons new boss aces debut season, but bigger test awaits

When Kyle Smith was still the head coach at Columbia last March,…


Bill Cartwright was an instrumental part of the Dons' last golden age. He's now hoping to help usher in another USF athletics renaissance. (Stan Olszewski/Special To S.F. Examiner)

Cartwright settles into new role at old home

The 7-foot-1, five-time NBA champ is sitting on the aisle, his legs…


New USF men's basketball head coach Kyle Smith prepares his players for their first game of the season on Friday. (Courtesy USF Athletics)

New braintrust aims to return Dons to prominence

As Kyle Smith begins his first season patrolling the sideline at War…