Keith Smart: Body Language Says It All - A Contrast in Style

Keith Smart is like a breath of fresh air breathing new life into the Sacramento Kings team. Apart from his departure in coaching style from the fired Paul Westphal, Smart also brings greater openness and transparency evident in his body language. In short, he says a lot with his hands.


Contrast this openness of expression, with his wide reaching arms to this: 136293928_crop_650x440_medium

This seems to reflect more a closed stance.

Sure, these are completely different different body postures, depicting two completely different emotional states, in completely different circumstances. But, I think that as fans, we became far more accustomed to seeing the "closed" Paul Westphal in contrast to the more "open" Smart.

Fairly easy to see which person you might prefer to get guidance from.

It is interesting to observe Smart in how he expresses himself with his body. He uses his hands a lot. 628x471_medium

Not sure what he is saying here with his body language, but there is energy in his arms and hands. Makes me think of galloping horses...telling his players to pick up the pace? Keith-smart_medium

He likes to point a lot.




Not sure where his point is going... 137298549_crop_650x440_medium

Is this flashing a "secret" play?


His hands don't seem to impress the ref too much, though. 5547103197_a9a01000f8_medium

Is he the maestro, trying to get his point across? 5247345518_1eddd18593_medium

Sometimes, he doesn't even need to say a word to get his point across.


So, at the end of the day, or rather, the middle of the season, Coach Smart has been a joy to watch coaching his team from the side lines. It is the end of the line for Westphal in Sacramento, who is left to plead his case, to whomever will listen.

(This is a FanPost from a member of the Sactown Royalty community. The views expressed come from the member, and not Sactown Royalty staff.)

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