Larry Smith (born January 18, 1958 in Rolling Fork, Mississippi) is a retired American professional Basketball player. A 6'8" forward/center from Alcorn State University, Smith spent 13 seasons (1980–1993) in the NBA, playing for the Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets, and San Antonio Spurs. Smith received NBA Honors in 1981, and would become one of the best rebounders of the 1980s. He had career averages of 9.2 rebounds and 25.9 minutes per game.
He worked as an assistant coach with the Rockets in 1993-94 and 1994-95, helping them capture their back-to-back NBA titles.
After serving as the head coach of the Anaheim Arsenal and as an assistant coach for the Austin Toros during the 2006-07 NBA season, Smith was hired to be an assistant coach for the Los Angeles Sparks of the Women's National Basketball Association for the 2008 season.
On May 8, 2008, officials made the announcement during a news conference in Vicksburg, Mississippi that Larry Smith has been named as the head basketball coach for Alcorn State University.