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  1. FIU pulls Raymond Taylor from game over NBA draft rule

    Andy Katz

    Florida International guard Raymond Taylor was pulled from the team's game against Bethune-Cookman Thursday to allow the school to investigate further whether he's eligible after withdrawing from the 2012 NBA draft after the NCAA deadline of April 10.

    Story | Conversation | November 21, 2013
  2. Russ Smith back at Louisville to prove Russdiculous is a good thi...

    C.L. Brown

    The nickname fits Louisville's Russ Smith. He is Russidiculous, which over three seasons at Louisville has been a good thing and a bad thing. He's out to have it be more good than bad in his final year.

    Story | Conversation | October 03, 2013
  3. 3-point shot: No hurry on NBA decisions

    Andy Katz

    1. The NCAA's random date of April 16 to declare for the NBA draft isn't pressuring a number of players into making quick decisions. Coaches are now savvy to the date as being meaningless. That's why Gonzaga's Kelly Olynyk may wait to decide until th...

    Blog | April 04, 2013
  4. Minnesota Golden Gophers reach agreement with Richard Pitino

    Andy Katz

    Minnesota is close to finalizing a deal with Florida International coach Richard Pitino, multiple sources told ESPN.com.

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2013
  5. Isiah Thomas can't stop, won't stop

    Eamonn Brennan

    You have to hand it to Isiah Thomas: The man clearly loves basketball. Whatever his other motivations for taking the Florida International job three years ago, it's hard to argue that a love of basketball wasn't at least partially behind it. The s...

    Blog | May 29, 2012
  6. Isiah Thomas hoping for return to college or NBA

    Scott Powers

    Isiah Thomas said Friday he would like either to be a college coach or in the NBA again.

    Story | Conversation | May 25, 2012
  7. Andy Katz's Daily Word: Florida International's Dominique Ferguso...

    Andy Katz

    Florida International forward Dominique Ferguson's plan was to transfer to a school closer to his Indianapolis home. He wanted to be near his family and said he needed smaller classes and more academic attention to succeed. He said he made his trans...

    Blog | Conversation | April 26, 2012
  8. Dominique Ferguson's experiment is over

    Eamonn Brennan

    Remember Dominique Ferguson? He was the No. 58-ranked player, and the No. 14-ranked power forward, in the class of 2010. He had offers from Arizona, UCLA, Indiana, Kentucky and Duke. He chose to play for Florida International instead. And now, after ...

    Blog | April 25, 2012
  9. 2012 NBA draft -- FIU Golden Panthers forward Dominique Ferguson ...

    Florida International forward Dominique Ferguson announced Tuesday that he was entering the NBA draft, saying he's unhappy about the firing of Isiah Thomas and unable to get permission to talk to other schools.

    Story | Conversation | April 24, 2012
  10. Isiah Thomas succeeded in classroom with Florida International Pa...

    Ric Bucher

    That Isiah Thomas was fired after three seasons and only 26 wins at Florida International is no surprise. But he was making gains in another arena -- the classroom -- that should carry some weight when considering his tenure.

    Story | Conversation | April 17, 2012
  11. FIU's DeJuan Wright sends letter to school's president, Mark Rose...

    Florida International men's basketball player DeJuan Wright sent a letter university president Mark Rosenberg on behalf of the team regarding former coach Isiah Thomas' firing and the school's handling of the team.

    Story | Conversation | April 11, 2012
  12. Too Zeke to Fail: A Brief History of Isiah Thomas's Crashes and B...

    Chris Ryan

    Isiah Thomas was fired Friday as coach at Florida International University. Here's what Zeke had to say about his departure from Miami's first and only four-year public research university: "This is the most surprising thing that has happened to m...

    Blog | April 09, 2012
  13. Will Knicks bring back Isiah Thomas?

    Ian Begley

    In August 2010, James Dolan tried to hire Isiah Thomas as a consultant. The hiring was essentially nixed by the NBA because of Thomas' position as head coach of Florida International University, which created a conflict of interest. Jesse D. ...

    Blog | April 07, 2012
  14. Isiah 'stunned' to be out at FIU

    Ian Begley

    Isiah Thomas arrived at Florida International knowing he was taking a risk. Three years later, the school didn't see enough reward. The Basketball Hall of Fame player was fired on Friday by FIU, after his teams went 26-65 in his three seasons. ...

    Blog | April 06, 2012
  15. Isiah Thomas hire was a joke from the start

    Dana O'Neil

    And so three years after it began, the Florida International basketball stunt is over. Because that's really all this ever was -- a public relations grab. Isiah Thomas was not hired for his coaching acumen, certainly. Nor was he chosen for his dee...

    Blog | April 06, 2012
  16. Florida International Golden Panthers fire Isiah Thomas after 3 s...

    Isiah Thomas arrived at Florida International knowing that he was taking a risk.

    Story | Conversation | April 06, 2012