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Thursday, October 8, 2015

College Basketball

Karl-Anthony Towns is a big Knicks fan

Former Kentucky star Karl-Anthony Towns is expected to be the top overall pick in the NBA Draft next month. The New York Knicks, who finished with the second-worst record in the NBA, have a 19.9 percent chance of earning the top pick. Is Towns rooting for that to happen? While the 19-year-old said he will…Read More

John Calipari reportedly drove Billy Donovan to NBA

The recent dominance and run of success for John Calipari at Kentucky helped push Billy Donovan to the NBA, according to a report. Donovan, 49, coached at Florida from 1996 through 2015 before accepting the head coaching job with the Oklahoma City Thunder this week. Though Donovan won two national championships at Florida (2006 and…Read More

Report: Billy Donovan, Thunder begin formal discussions

Billy Donovan is widely believed to be the Oklahoma City Thunder’s top choice for their head coaching vacancy, and the two sides appear to be working toward a deal. According to Marc Stein of, the Thunder began formal discussions with Donovan about the job this week. Thunder general manager Sam Presti and Donovan have…Read More

UNC academic scandal cost them top recruit Brandon Ingram

Duke secured the top recruiting class in the country on Monday when five-star power forward Brandon Ingram committed to the reigning national champs. Ingram was originally planning to go to North Carolina. What caused him to change his mind? Was it the fact that Coach K just won another national championship? Apparently not. According to…Read More

Report: Kevin Ollie removes name from consideration for Thunder job

Kevin Ollie released a statement on Wednesday saying he has no intention of leaving UConn, and he was apparently telling the truth. Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports reports that Ollie has removed his name from consideration for the Oklahoma City Thunder job. There was — and still could be — some speculation that Ollie’s statement…Read More

Kevin Ollie reportedly has ‘significant interest’ in Thunder job

Despite issuing a statement through UConn Wednesday saying he has no plans to pursue other jobs, a report says Kevin Ollie is very interested in the Oklahoma City Thunder job. Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Ollie has “significant interest” in the job. Despite public statement, UConn's Kevin Ollie has significant interest in OKC coaching job,…Read More

Kevin Ollie: I have no plans to leave UConn

The Oklahoma City Thunder have yet to decide if they will bring head coach Scott Brooks back next season, but the list of potential replacements seems to have shortened on Wednesday morning. In a statement through UConn, Huskies coach Kevin Ollie shot down rumors that he could become the next head coach of the Thunder….Read More

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