Cal Women's Basketball: Charmin Smith's Hilarious Imitation of Tara VanDerveer

Jeff Faraudo

No one has more admiration -- or love -- for Tara VanDerveer than new Cal women's basketball coach Charmin Smith.

And in the video above, you will see that few can deliver a better impersonation of VanDerveer.

Smith played four seasons (1993-94 through 1996-97) at Stanford for the Hall of Famer, helping the Cardinal to a record of 118-14 with three Final Four trips.

(Click here for the video highlights and report of Smith's Tuesday introductory press conference.)

But Cal fans can also be grateful that when Smith's playing career in the WNBA ended, Van Derveer helped push her into coaching.

Smith didn't think she wanted to do it, but she followed her mentor's advice and it all worked at well.