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Sunday, August 30, 2015

College Basketball

Trey Lyles hits Josh Gasser in face, avoids foul call (Video)

Trey Lyles hit Josh Gasser in the face late in the Kentucky-Wisconsin Final Four game Saturday, but he avoided any sort of penalty. The contact occurred after a missed Kentucky shot with 5:30 left. Lyles slapped Gasser in the face, who appeared to do some acting as he went down. The officials conferred but decided…Read More

Avery Johnson meets with Alabama over coaching vacancy

Alabama may have its eye on a former NBA Coach of the Year to fill its basketball coaching vacancy. According to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman, former Dallas Mavericks coach Avery Johnson is meeting with Bama Saturday night. Bama fired Anthony Grant in March after he failed to live up their expectations following six seasons on the…Read More

Billy Donovan reportedly wants to coach in NBA

Billy Donovan nearly made the jump to the NBA eight years ago before changing his mind and returning to Florida, but now it sounds like he is ready to give it a serious go in the association. ESPN’s Marc Stein reported Thursday that there is a growing sense among NBA executives that Donovan wants to…Read More

Shaka Smart agrees to become next Texas head coach

Shaka Smart has finally decided to leave VCU, and Texas is the school that was able to pry him away from Richmond. Texas AD Steve Patterson met with Smart in Richmond on Thursday and the two sides agreed to a deal that will make the 37-year-old the new coach of the Longhorns. Smart has been…Read More

Gregg Marshall is staying at Wichita State

Did Gregg Marshall’s agent pull a Jordan Cameron on everyone? About an hour after it was reported that Marshall was planning a trip to Alabama and that the Crimson Tide could pay him nearly $4 million per season, reports said Marshall had reached an agreement to stay at Wichita State. Gregg Marshall has reached a…Read More

Wichita State working on ‘enhanced package’ to keep Gregg Marshall

If Wichita State ends up losing basketball coach Gregg Marshall to Alabama or another program, it won’t be for a lack of trying. ESPN’s Andy Katz reports that the Shockers are working on an “enhanced package” to keep Marshall, who is considering a big-money offer from the Crimson Tide. Katz says Marshall’s decision should come…Read More

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