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  1. What would it take: Shaka Smart

    Dana O'Neil

    Editor's note: Some coaches' names always seem to come up for other jobs. But what would it take for them to actually leave? This week, we'll look at the names most often mentioned. Today, we look at VCU's Shaka Smart. Aside from Butler fans, mayb...

    Blog | May 21, 2014
  2. Arizona's Nick Johnson learned lessons on how to become a complet...

    Dana O'Neil

    Joe Johnson didn't want his son to play basketball like he did, so he taught Nick Johnson, a standout at Arizona, to do more than he ever did. That work is clear.

    Story | Conversation | February 26, 2014
  3. Rick Pitino: His coaching tree

    Dana O'Neil

    Editor's Note: Three legendary college basketball coaches -- Jerry Tarkanian, Rick Pitino and Guy Lewis -- take center stage this weekend as the trio is inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass. We'll be devoting a day to each a...

    Blog | September 04, 2013
  4. Brad Stevens' exit from Butler Bulldogs a blow to college game - ...

    Dana O'Neil

    A rock of stability in an unstable age, Brad Stevens was one of the few things college basketball fans could count on. So there's no way around it: His departure for the Celtics stinks for the sport.

    Story | Conversation | July 03, 2013
  5. 2013 Final Four - Louisville coach Rick Pitino still has his fire...

    Dana O'Neil

    Louisville coach Rick Pitino is as fiery and competitive as ever, but the passing of time has humbled him, writes Dana O'Neil.

    Story | Conversation | April 07, 2013
  6. Richard Pitino ready to branch out

    Dana O'Neil

    He thought he would be a high school coach, in the family business but on the anonymous fringe where he could learn without the inevitable comparisons and inherent skepticism. It would have been so much less complicated, so much easier. Of cour...

    Blog | September 24, 2012
  7. Putting others first is second nature for Missouri Tigers junior ...

    Dana O'Neil

    Helping others first is a trait that Missouri's Marcus Denmon picked up from his grandmother, the woman who raised him, and many others.

    Story | Conversation | January 19, 2011
  8. Adam Walsh enters basketball purgatory

    Dana O'Neil

    Gathering his team around at the start of practice, Adam Walsh explained how Memphis had called to request practice film of his Centenary basketball team. "Memphis is worried about us," Walsh joked to his players. "And then one of our freshmen...

    Blog | October 28, 2010
  9. Coaching trees of Jim Calhoun, Tom Izzo, Mike Krzyzewski, Mike Mo...

    Dana O'Neil

    Coaching trees of Jim Calhoun, Tom Izzo, Mike Krzyzewski, Mike Montgomery, Rick Pitino, Gary Williams.

    Story | Conversation | January 27, 2010
  10. Dana O'Neil: First head-coaching gig bittersweet for Jason James

    Dana O'Neil

    After the most successful season in school history, UT-Martin forced coach Bret Campbell to resign. In his place came a conflicted Jason James, Campbell's loyal assistant and friend.

    Story | Conversation | July 23, 2009
  11. Eutectics, Preachers face off in unknown St. Louis hoops

    Dana O'Neil

    When St. Louis' College of Pharmacy and Concordia Seminary face off on the court ... wait, they actually play hoops? Welcome to the unknown world of basketball among the preachers and the pharmacists, writes Dana O'Neil.

    Story | Conversation | July 07, 2008