Goodman: Blazers G Nolan Smith Ejected While Coaching AAU


Portland Trail Blazers rookie point guard Nolan Smith has been spending some time this summer coaching his old AAU team, D.C. Assault. Jeff Goodman of reports that Smith ran afoul of a referee during a game in Phoenix on Wednesday night... ------------------------- Nolan Smith had never been tossed from a game. Not at any level. That changed on Wednesday night when the former Duke star was ejected while coaching the D.C Assault team at a tournament in Phoenix. "It felt good," the usually mild-mannered Smith said just minutes after the game. "Coaching and playing is totally different. I was frustrated with the team not playing hard and not playing with energy. I knew my team would respond in the right way." ------------------------- You can follow D.C. Assault on Twitter here. -- Ben Golliver | | Twitter