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  1. Thibodeau, Stevens hold mutual respect

    Scott Powers

    CHICAGO -- Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens can remember the first time he met Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau and had a chance to talk basketball with him. Stevens was still the head coach at Butler and met his friend Ron Adams, who was then a...

    Blog | January 02, 2014
  2. 2013 Stanley Cup finals -- Patrick Kane of Chicago Blackhawks cit...

    Scott Powers

    Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane said he was inspired by watching LeBron James and Dwyane Wade combine for 65 points in the Heat's win over the Spurs in Game 4 of the NBA finals.

    Story | Conversation | June 15, 2013
  3. Richmond seeks new start with Sauk Valley

    Scott Powers

    Jereme Richmond is eyeing another basketball comeback in attempt to put his troubled past behind him and has signed to play with the Sauk Valley Predators in the Premier Basketball League. Richmond, a former McDonald's All-American and Illinois pl...

    Blog | January 28, 2013
  4. Okafor making push for nation's top player

    Scott Powers

    CHICAGO -- UIC's home basketball court was occupied by some of the nation's best prep players from morning to night for the Chicago Elite Classic last week. St. Vincent-St. Mary freshman Vincent King drew rave reviews. Illinois' future backcourt o...

    Blog | December 06, 2012
  5. Jabari Parker will play college basketball in 2013 rather than go...

    Scott Powers

    Chicago Simeon Career Academy forward Jabari Parker, the nation's No. 2 senior, said Friday he will attend college rather go on a mission next year and two local schools could have been options for next year if it wasn't for coaching changes.

    Story | Conversation | November 30, 2012
  6. Doc Rivers still faithful to Proviso East

    Scott Powers

    CHICAGO -- Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers may be 20-plus years removed from his playing days at Proviso East High School in Chicago's western suburbs, but he's still loyal to the program. Prior to Monday's game against the Chicago Bulls, Rivers w...

    Blog | November 12, 2012
  7. Rapid Reaction: Bulls 87, Timberwolves 80

    Scott Powers

    CHICAGO -- Here's a quick look at how the Chicago Bulls defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 87-80 at the United Center on Saturday. How it happened: After nearly three quarters of back-and-forth basketball, the Bulls broke a 55-55 tie in the third...

    Blog | November 10, 2012
  8. Thibodeau impressed by Illini's Groce

    Scott Powers

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Illinois fans aren't the only ones expecting first-year coach John Groce to quickly turn the Illini basketball program around. Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau is also anticipating the same. "I think he's going to do a terri...

    Blog | October 12, 2012
  9. Jabari Parker uncertain of mission

    Scott Powers

    The basketball future of Chicago Simeon Career Academy forward Jabari Parker, the nation's No. 1-ranked senior, could be affected by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' recent decision to lower the age minimum for men to serve a mission,...

    Blog | October 08, 2012
  10. New Mormon rule can affect top recruit Jabari Parker

    Scott Powers

    The basketball future of Jabari Parker, the nation's No. 1-ranked senior, could be impacted by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' recent decision to lower the age of when men are allowed to serve a mission, his father said on Monday.

    Story | Conversation | October 08, 2012
  11. Isiah turns to hoops for peace

    Scott Powers

    CHICAGO -- Isiah Thomas' basketball career as a player, coach and executive has taken him all over the world, but it will always be Chicago he considers home. Thomas often returns to his roots on the West Side of Chicago. While seeing family and o...

    Blog | September 21, 2012
  12. Isiah Thomas turns to hoops for peace with Chicago gangs

    Scott Powers

    Isiah Thomas, tournament organizers invite rival gangs to come together on basketball courts.

    Story | Conversation | September 21, 2012
  13. Back on court, Paul wants consistency

    Scott Powers

    Away from basketball for nearly two months after having his jaw broken, Illinois senior guard Brandon Paul has returned to the court and has returned to his mission of becoming a more consistent player. Paul broke his jaw when he collided with a t...

    Blog | August 13, 2012
  14. Derrick Rose won't be rushed back

    Scott Powers

    Chicago Bulls chairman Jerry Reinsdorf said Saturday he won't risk Derrick Rose's future by allowing his franchise player to return to the court too soon after suffering a torn ACL last season. Rose tore the ACL in his left knee in Game 1 of the B...

    Blog | August 11, 2012
  15. Fields more than a cautionary tale

    Scott Powers

    The name Ronnie Fields can ignite a basketball conversation in Chicago to this day. It's been 16 years since Fields, a 1996 McDonald's All-American, last soared through the air in a high school basketball game, but people recall his feats as if they...

    Blog | August 01, 2012
  16. McCamey out to impress in summer league

    Scott Powers

    Former Illinois point guard Demetri McCamey might be wearing a Chicago Bulls' uniform during the NBA summer league, but his goal is to impress every team, his agent said on Tuesday. McCamey, who was a four-year starter at Illinois, went undrafted ...

    Blog | July 10, 2012