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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. Mike Krzyzewski, Jim Boeheim, others react to Brad Stevens' move ...

    Andy Katz

    Brad Stevens' move to the Boston Celtics is hailed by Coach K, other peers, Andy Katz writes.

    Blog | Conversation | July 03, 2013
  3. 3-point shot: Good coaches hard to land

    Andy Katz

    1. UCLA, USC and Minnesota are finding out what Oregon and others have discovered in how difficult it is to extract coaches from good situations. On the surface the jobs are perceived as better jobs than what some of these coaches currently have, but...

    Blog | March 29, 2013
  4. 3-point shot: Coaching carousel whirls

    Andy Katz

    1. Minnesota coveted VCU's Shaka Smart, but his former boss, current Golden Gophers athletic director Norwood Teague, couldn't convince Smart to come to the Twin Cities (he should know Smart is loyal to VCU) for the head-coaching job from which Tubby...

    Blog | March 28, 2013
  5. Butler comfortable with new role as favorite

    Andy Katz

    LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Butler's evolution is complete. The Bulldogs have gone from the Horizon to the A-10 to the new Big East starting next season. Along the way, they've played in two national title games. They are no longer the cute underdog from...

    Blog | March 21, 2013
  6. 3-point shot: 'Seriously tough' A-10

    Andy Katz

    1. Atlantic 10 commissioner Bernadette McGlade isn't hiding her joy over getting Butler a year early for next season. She said the league will be "seriously tough" in 2012-13 -- and she's right. The A-10 will have as competitively balanced a league ...

    Blog | May 30, 2012
  7. Nonconference scheduling will keep UNLV Rebels on national radar ...

    Andy Katz

    If you live outside of the "big six" conferences, scheduling can be an often-frustrating game. But not at UNLV. The Runnin' Rebels, much like Xavier, Temple, Memphis, Gonzaga and Butler, can get quality nonconference matchups. Last season, UNLV had...

    Blog | Conversation | May 23, 2012
  8. Andy Katz's Daily Word: Keeping track of conference moves

    Andy Katz

    Quick hitters on Tuesday: • The Atlantic 10 will have an interesting dilemma if Charlotte ends up going to Conference USA for football. The A-10 is hoping to add Butler to replace Temple, which should be done within the next two weeks unless t...

    Blog | Conversation | May 01, 2012
  9. Oh what could've been had these underclassmen returned -- college...

    Andy Katz

    Locked out by NBA owners, Kemba Walker is spending his October working out with his former Connecticut teammates. Walker doesn't have second thoughts about declaring for the NBA draft. He was gone as soon as the Huskies won the national title, and ...

    Blog | Conversation | October 14, 2011
  10. A list of players who might end up on Wooden Award watch list - c...

    Andy Katz

    At this time last year, Ben Hansbrough's name didn't appear on the Wooden Award preseason watch list. Five months later, he edged out Connecticut's Kemba Walker for Big East Player of the Year. Using that as a backdrop, let's remember that the list...

    Blog | Conversation | October 03, 2011
  11. News and notes from around the country -- college basketball

    Andy Katz

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Quick hitters after talking to several coaches here at the AAU nationals: • The U.S. World University Games team -- led by Purdue coach Matt Painter (U.S. team head coach) along with Butler coach Brad Stevens and Tenn...

    Blog | Conversation | July 28, 2011
  12. College-to-NBA coaching pipeline dries up -- college basketball

    Andy Katz

    The Cleveland Cavaliers made a highly publicized play for Michigan State coach Tom Izzo in June 2010, but Izzo turned down a lucrative financial offer to stay with the Spartans. A year later, Minnesota Timberwolves general manager David Kahn asked a...

    Blog | Conversation | July 06, 2011
  13. Katz's Daily Word: News and notes from around the country -- coll...

    Andy Katz

    Some news and notes on this Wednesday afternoon: • Team USA's two exhibition losses to Lithuania have caused some concern stateside, but the Lithuanians are considered the favorites heading into the U-19 World Championship tournament in Latvi...

    Blog | Conversation | June 29, 2011
  14. Men's college basketball early top 25 (updated edition)

    Andy Katz

    Andy Katz updates his early top 25 after the NBA draft's early-entry deadline

    Story | Conversation | May 09, 2011
  15. Andy Katz: Kentucky Wildcats will reload and contend again in 201...

    Andy Katz

    Andy Katz takes a (very) early look at the top 25 for 2011-12 and finds some familiar names at the top.

    Story | Conversation | April 06, 2011
  16. Walker, Mack will decide title game

    Andy Katz

    HOUSTON -- Kemba Walker, Nolan Smith and Shelvin Mack were the three standout guards for the USA Select team in the summer, competing against the national team that was prepping for the FIBA World Championships in Turkey. Smith went on to lead Duk...

    Blog | April 03, 2011