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  1. Timing was right for Brad Stevens to jump to NBA -- college baske...

    Andy Katz

    Danny Ainge mentioned poise and intelligence in describing Brad Stevens at the Boston Celtics' news conference on Friday. He continued to go back to his new coach's demeanor under pressure. The qualities Stevens possesses will serve him well in the N...

    Blog | Conversation | July 08, 2013
  2. Rob Murphy explains decision to return to Eastern Michigan Eagles...

    Andy Katz

    Rob Murphy's ultimate goal is to be in the NBA. He initially shared a similar track to one of his closest friends, Troy Weaver, following him as an assistant at Syracuse. Weaver leaped from that job to the NBA, where he has climbed the ladder from ...

    Blog | Conversation | August 23, 2012
  3. 2013 NBA draft -- Anthony Bennett is the first pick ... and that'...

    Andy Katz

    BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Less than 30 minutes before the NBA draft, Anthony Bennett's agent was wondering if his client would drop to the Detroit Pistons at No. 8. Jeff Schwartz wasn't alone. He had legitimate angst because there was suddenly concern about ...

    Story | Conversation | June 29, 2012
  4. Andy Katz's Daily Word: Michigan State Spartans coach Tom Izzo we...

    Andy Katz

    Former Michigan State coach Jud Heathcote was blunt about the choice his mentee Tom Izzo faces concerning the open Cleveland Cavaliers job. "If LeBron stays, it's a good job. If LeBron leaves, it's not a good job," Heathcote said from his home in ...

    Blog | Conversation | June 10, 2010
  5. Andy Katz's Daily Word: Urban Meyer's situation all too familiar ...

    Andy Katz

    Wake Forest coach Dino Gaudio was thrilled his two daughters -- one in law school, the other a student at Wake Forest -- were home for Christmas weekend. He saw them in the house, of course, but didn't get to spend an extensive amount of time with ...

    Blog | Conversation | December 28, 2009
  6. Andy Katz: Coaching carousel in full swing

    Andy Katz

    Maybe the recession isn't hitting the University of Virginia as hard as the rest of the country. The Cavaliers paid Dave Leitao $2.1 million to go away, and on Monday, during a late-night conference call with reporters, Washington State athletic d...

    Blog | Conversation | March 31, 2009
  7. New Mexico St. coach Theus interviews with Kings

    Andy Katz

    New Mexico State's Reggie Theus was in Las Vegas Friday morning for a second interview with the Sacramento Kings.

    Story | Conversation | June 15, 2007
  8. Donovan has 'a level of peace' with his decision

    Andy Katz

    Billy Donovan's weeklong saga with the Orlando Magic left him right back where he started ... with the Florida Gators.

    Story | Conversation | June 07, 2007
  9. Donovan, Magic work out end of fleeting relationship

    Andy Katz

    The Magic finally released Billy Donovan from his contract on Wednesday night.

    Story | Conversation | June 06, 2007
  10. Donovan has second thoughts about Magic job

    Andy Katz

    Sources have told's Andy Katz that Billy Donovan has had second thoughts about leaving Florida and wants out of his Magic deal.

    Story | Conversation | June 03, 2007
  11. Donovan agonized over leaving Florida

    Andy Katz

    Choosing between Orlando and Gainesville was so agonizing Billy Donovan sought solace in a church Thursday. But he just couldn't pass on the NBA.

    Story | Conversation | June 01, 2007
  12. Who NBA squads really need

    Scoop Jackson

    Scoop Jackson does his own mock draft, with a twist -- he chooses who teams should pick, not who they will pick.

    Story | Conversation | June 28, 2006
  13. Okafor OK'd for pre-draft workouts

    Andy Katz

    Connecticut junior center Emeka Okafor, the likely No. 1 draft pick, was expected to see a Dallas back specialist this week to get clearance before he goes through NBA pre-draft workouts.

    Story | Conversation | June 01, 2004
  14. Ainge's former coach is expected to be on short list

    Andy Katz

    Paul Westphal, who coached current Celtics front-office honcho Danny Ainge in Phoenix, would coach Boston if it made him an offer to succeed John Carroll, a source close to Westphal told

    Story | Conversation | April 26, 2004
  15. NBA Mock Draft III

    Chad Ford and Andy Katz

    Go inside's third mock draft as Andy Katz and Chad Ford debate the first round.

    Story | Conversation | June 20, 2003
  16. NBA Mock Draft II

    Chad Ford and Andy Katz

    Go inside's second mock draft with's Andy Katz and ESPN Insider Chad Ford, as they debate the first round.

    Story | Conversation | June 09, 2003