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  1. Billy Donovan doesn't want to lie to you

    Eamonn Brennan

    Even by its own typically slow standards, the 2014 college basketball offseason has thus far been a sluggish one. Coaching changes have come and gone; the draft decision deadline is a month behind us; the NBA playoffs are rounding into home. How slow...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  2. Hummel signs with top-flight Spanish club

    Eamonn Brennan

    Each and every year, there are a handful of departing college basketball players who stick with you, whom you can't help but root for as they leave the college game and move on to whatever phase of their careers comes next. The reasons for this attac...

    Blog | August 09, 2012
  3. 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
  4. Coach K to the Timberwolves? Dream on

    Eamonn Brennan

    Kahhhhhnnnn! It's the ritual mating cry of the NBA fan, a Star Trek-inspired dig birthed by Bill Simmons and given new life each and every time Minnesota Timberwolves general manager David Kahn does something silly. Since he took over the T-Wolves...

    Blog | June 27, 2011
  5. Iman Shumpert, first round pick?

    Eamonn Brennan

    OK, NBA draft. I give up. You win. For all the faux-confusion I frequently direct at the NBA draft -- especially around Seebpomd time -- typically, I get where NBA general managers are coming from. (Except Timberwolves GM David Kahn. Kahhhnnn!) Yo...

    Blog | June 23, 2011
  6. Does the age limit work for the NBA?

    Eamonn Brennan

    The NBA's minimum age limit is often referred to as the "one-and-done" rule. That choice of nomenclature -- heavy in its reference to the college game -- is no coincidence. Since 2006, when the rule halted the ability of players to jump directly from...

    Blog | May 31, 2011
  7. NBA draft subplot: The fate of Luke Harangody

    Eamonn Brennan

    Luke Harangody is not the first. He won't be the last. But if you find the occasionally wide gulf between college performance and NBA draft stock as fascinating as I do, then you probably want to pay attention to the NBA draft fate of the man somewha...

    Blog | June 24, 2010
  8. Hoiberg to ISU is high risk, too

    Eamonn Brennan

    Tuesday, I oh-so-presciently opined that if Iowa State looked down its list of head-coaching candidates, the best candidate and the riskiest candidate were the same person: Billy Gillispie. That was half-right at best. Turns out, Iowa State had someo...

    Blog | April 28, 2010