The Arizona State basketball team will have its own team.
The school announced Tuesday that it had hired former San Francisco 49ers quarterback and former Arizona State offensive coordinator Alex Smith as the new team’s head coach.
Smith, who played at Arizona State from 2010-14, is the seventh coach in ASU’s 104-year history.ASU will begin its season against a pair of opponents from Arizona, the Wildcats and Wildcats State, on Saturday in Phoenix.
Arizona will host Arizona State on Dec. 6 in Tempe.
The Cardinals will then play Arizona State, UCLA, Oregon and Washington on Dec, 13 in Eugene.