Kendall Smith a Luxury for Mike Boynton in His First Year

Mike Boynton faces plenty of challenges over the coming months. He’s a first-time head coach in the deepest conference in basketball. He has to try and feed off the momentum of his predecessor’s accomplishments while simultaneously attempting to quell the pain of that same coach’s sudden departure.

And he’s dealing with a fan base that, while rowdy, is not afraid to voice its displeasure in the hollow dialect of an