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  1. USA Basketball loves Marcus Smart

    Eamonn Brennan

    Though there may still be room for USA Basketball's talent development apparatus to improve and expand -- as John Infante writes today, the landscape is begging for a hoops academy akin to U.S. Soccer's development school -- the highest levels really...

    Blog | July 16, 2013
  2. Don't worry, Coach K isn't going anywhere

    Eamonn Brennan

    We knew Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski was going to return to USA Basketball earlier this week; the man himself all but confirmed it to SI.com Saturday. That made today's announcement with Jerry Colangelo, available via the wonder of YouTube, rather anti...

    Blog | May 23, 2013
  3. Coach K to Team USA? Why not?

    Eamonn Brennan

    Back in February, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski stepped down from Team USA. If you missed it, don't be too hard on yourself; there wasn't a celebration or retirement ceremony or any sort of ritual. Instead, Coach K appeared on "Mike & Mike in the Mo...

    Blog | May 20, 2013
  4. QOD: I guess we should talk Big East

    Eamonn Brennan

    Question of the Day is a new feature here at the blog, wherein yours truly answers one especially thoughtful question, Twitter response, blog comment, email or any other form of written communication designed to elicit (hopefully) intelligent discuss...

    Blog | December 11, 2012
  5. Who wants to buy Bob Knight's rings?

    Eamonn Brennan

    I have to say, when I first saw the headline "Bob Knight auctioning rings, medal," a brief wave of terror came over me. You see these stories a lot in sports (particularly if you've been watching ESPN's latest "30 for 30"): A great sports figure sees...

    Blog | October 16, 2012
  6. Coach K's legacy streaked with gold

    Eamonn Brennan

    "It's tough for me to say it [from these] lips, but I love that guy. I love him." That's Chris Paul, a former Wake Forest Demon Deacon, talking about the head coach of the Duke Blue Devils, Mike Krzyzewski, just after the United States men's baske...

    Blog | August 13, 2012
  7. NCAA gets serious with penalties

    Eamonn Brennan

    Since the start of NCAA president Mark Emmert's tenure, he has been pushing for the acceptance of harsher penalties for NCAA violations. He's talked often of changing the cost-benefit analyses that allow coaches and athletic directors to excuse rule-...

    Blog | August 03, 2012
  8. USA teens dominate at FIBA Americas

    Eamonn Brennan

    Never fear, you basketball-loving, Dream Team-worshipping, blueblooded American, you: The United States is still producing the best basketball talent in the world. Of course, you don't need me to tell you that. One glance at LeBron James should do...

    Blog | June 21, 2012
  9. 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
  10. Q&A: NCAA president Mark Emmert

    Eamonn Brennan

    ESPN.com's Eamonn Brennan spoke with NCAA president Mark Emmert in Phoenix last week about a wide range of topics, including compensating student-athletes and the APR appeals process. It seems like this, and other stuff you've done -- I know you ...

    Blog | March 29, 2012
  11. SI honors Mike Krzyzewski, Pat Summitt

    Eamonn Brennan

    Somewhere, Novak Djokovic is feeling slightly unappreciated. After all, if the Serbian tennis dynamo wasn't going to win Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year honors this year -- one of the greatest individual years in men's tennis history, w...

    Blog | December 05, 2011
  12. NCAA president Emmert wags finger at ADs

    Eamonn Brennan

    Conference realignment couldn't have come at a worse time for the NCAA. All summer, the conversation has centered on the viability of the amateur model. All summer, writers and analysts have questioned whether the NCAA can maintain its amateurism ide...

    Blog | September 27, 2011
  13. Ex-Bonnies guard teams with Snoop Dogg

    Eamonn Brennan

    What happens when you mix a former St. Bonaventure guard, rappers Snoop Dogg and Warren G, a British triple-jump star and adidas marketing? Apparently, a British basketball ad. And a rather strange one at that: Former Bonnies guard Ogo Adegboy...

    Blog | July 27, 2011
  14. Analyzing USA's fifth-place FIBA finish

    Eamonn Brennan

    On Sunday, the USA Basketball finished an ignominious run in the 2011 FIBA Under-19 World Championships with another shaky result: Thanks to a tip-in in the final minute by Connecticut small forward Jeremy Lamb, the U.S. survived Australia -- yes, Au...

    Blog | July 11, 2011
  15. The NCAA is looking for rats

    Eamonn Brennan

    One of the depressing things about modern sporting life is just how much faster the cheaters are at cheating than those trying to stop them are at doing so. Even as leagues and organizations spend millions to control their cheaters -- MLB's steroid u...

    Blog | June 24, 2010
  16. For Coach K, still Duke against the world

    Eamonn Brennan

    Bob Donnan/US PresswireDuke coach Mike Krzyzewski has lived for many years with the realization that many fans hate the Blue Devils but he has turned such feelings into coaching moments. INDIANAPOLIS -- Anyone who read author Will Blythe's classic c...

    Blog | April 04, 2010