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  1. Rick Pitino really isn't going anywhere

    Eamonn Brennan

    Somewhere along the way, Rick Pitino changed his mind. Less than a year ago, Pitino said that 2016-17 -- the final season of his then-current contract -- would be his last. He seemed convinced, and he was convincing: "When you're 59, you're reali...

    Blog | October 30, 2012
  2. Barkley recruited Dirk Nowitzki to Auburn

    Eamonn Brennan

    Few people can better turn an NBA yarn than Charles Barkley. Case in point: This linked video, posted this weekend on Dirk Nowitzki's newly launched YouTube stream, of Barkley in the locker room at a celebrity softball tournament. The Round Mound ...

    Blog | July 02, 2012
  3. Coach K's Olympics legacy already sealed

    Eamonn Brennan

    The offseason is rough, but at least we have two things: 1. The NBA Playoffs. 2. Olympic basketball. I realize there are many college hoops fans who have no interest in the pro game, and while I don't understand you lot -- it's really good b...

    Blog | May 14, 2012
  4. Rethinking hoops with advanced analytics

    Eamonn Brennan

    Last summer, in the hoops-bereft doldrums of August, Basketball Prospectus recruiting guru Drew Cannon released the findings of a study he conducted on the ways the recruiting "market" -- the coaches and analysts who value players and create the rank...

    Blog | May 03, 2012
  5. Pearl hopes to coach in college again

    Eamonn Brennan

    Last time we checked in with Bruce Pearl was last Tuesday, when ESPN NBA hoops guru Marc Stein reported Pearl was in talks with the Dallas Mavericks about a potential job coaching the Texas Legends of the NBA Developmental League. I wondered whether ...

    Blog | August 09, 2011
  6. Jordan Hamilton not happy with Rick Barnes

    Eamonn Brennan

    There weren't too many major slips in last night's NBA draft; if anything, most of the players selected in the first round felt like they went higher than expected. There were no green room mishaps, no embarrassing Brady Quinn-style debacles. But for...

    Blog | June 24, 2011
  7. Nowitzki to Northwestern? Almost

    Eamonn Brennan

    As you may have heard, Dirk Nowitzki, the current No. 1 man-crush in this humble writer's basketball life, spurred the Dallas Mavericks to the franchise's first-ever NBA title Sunday night. In the process, Nowitzki solidified his legacy as -- and I'l...

    Blog | June 14, 2011
  8. The lessons of the NBA Finals

    Eamonn Brennan

    If you're like me, you watched last night's NBA Finals with totally transparant bias. You cheered in joy when J.J. Barea carved Miami's defense into shreds. You pumped your fist wildly when Dirk Nowitzki hit key shots down the stretch. You giggled...

    Blog | June 13, 2011
  9. Could SI story get recruiters in trouble?

    Eamonn Brennan

    This week's Sports Illustrated cover is deservedly dedicated to the Dallas Mavericks, those aging, ball-moving, Dirk-ifying Western Conference Finals participants. On that cover, in the top right corner, comes a tease far more enticing than anything ...

    Blog | May 18, 2011
  10. Robert 'Tractor' Traylor found dead at 34

    Eamonn Brennan

    Robert Traylor, the former Michigan basketball star and brief NBA player, was found dead in his apartment in Isla Verde, Puerto Rico today, according to a Spanish-language Facebook release from his current professional club (via SB Nation and Scott S...

    Blog | May 11, 2011
  11. Mark Aguirre the right fit for DePaul?

    Eamonn Brennan

    By the end of this season, DePaul will be fully in the process of finding a new coach to replace pesky interim hire Tracy Webster and his predecessor, Jerry Wainwright. Most DePaul fans are probably hoping for someone established but with a bright fu...

    Blog | February 03, 2010