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  1. ADs fighting to keep good coaches

    Myron Medcalf

    Editor's note: During the next five weeks, we will reveal the top 50 coaches in college basketball, as decided by our ESPN Forecast panel. Today we unveil No. 13: VCU's Shaka Smart. On Thursday, we release No. 12. It begins again each year. Ed Mc...

    Blog | June 18, 2014
  2. Tom Izzo says he'll coach Michigan State Spartans next season

    Andy Katz

    Michigan State coach Tom Izzo said he'll remain with the Spartans next season despite rumors that he is a candidate for NBA openings in Minnesota and Detroit.

    Story | Conversation | April 30, 2014
  3. Should college coaches turn down NBA?

    Myron Medcalf

    In the coming days, college standouts will announce that they're either going to the NBA or returning to school for another year. This is a critical time for college players. Their futures could be altered -- for better or worse -- based on their dec...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  4. Scary summer of change awaits Spartans

    Jeff Goodman

    This was the year for Tom Izzo and Michigan State. Izzo knew it. Just about everyone in East Lansing was cognizant. This was a veteran team with talent, built to cut down the nets in Dallas. When Adreian Payne decided to return to school, the Sp...

    Blog | March 30, 2014
  5. Tom Izzo, coach of Michigan State Spartans, says he's happy in co...

    Tom Izzo has a warning if the NBA should come calling: He's happy at Michigan State.

    Story | Conversation | March 25, 2014
  6. College coaches with NBA potential

    Jeff Goodman

    Brad Stevens was a rarity -- a college coach hired by an NBA franchise. It's become almost taboo with the recent lack of success from the ranks of college coaches going to the pros. The list of victims includes two of the college game's most succ...

    Blog | September 23, 2013
  7. Trey Burke turns to inner circle to prepare for NBA draft

    Michael Rothstein

    Trey Burke has turned to his inner circle in his hometown of Columbus, Ohio, to prepare for the NBA draft and transition to the life of a professional.

    Story | Conversation | May 17, 2013
  8. Cleveland Cavaliers waive guard Manny Harris

    The Cleveland Cavaliers have waived reserve guard Manny Harris.

    Story | Conversation | July 02, 2012
  9. About Last Night: The Comeback Kids

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday. The Comeback Kids have done it again. Trailing by 20 with less than 12 minutes remaining, no. 4 Duke rallied to beat NC State 78-73 at Cameron Indoor Stad...

    Blog | February 17, 2012
  10. Lockout cloud hovers over outdoor game

    Dave McMenamin

    SAN DIEGO -- Shannon Brown arrived at will call several hours before tipoff for Friday's inaugural Carrier Classic between North Carolina and Michigan State and who was one of the first people he saw waiting in line? Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan...

    Blog | November 11, 2011
  11. State of college sports perturbs Tom Izzo

    Diamond Leung

    No, Tom Izzo isn't going to the NBA. But one year after the Michigan State coach turned down an opportunity to coach the Cleveland Cavaliers, he is a bit troubled by the current state of college sports. In an interview with WOOD-TV, Izzo was as...

    Blog | July 12, 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. Quiz: Can you guess several of Shaquille O'Neal's nicknames from ...

    Quiz: Name some of Shaquille O'Neal's most notable nicknames.

    Story | Conversation | June 02, 2011
  14. With lower expectations, Michigan State Spartans hope to bounce b...

    Andy Katz

    The Detroit Pistons are looking for a head coach. The Michigan State Spartans will not be. "No NBA," MSU's Tom Izzo said. Makes for a little more relaxing early June doesn't it, Spartans fans? At this time last year, Izzo went through an exhaust...

    Blog | Conversation | June 02, 2011
  15. Ex-NBA player Robert 'Tractor' Traylor found dead in Puerto Rico

    Robert Traylor, the former NBA and University of Michigan big man nicknamed "Tractor" because of his hulking frame, has died. He was 34.

    Story | Conversation | May 11, 2011
  16. Tom Izzo of Michigan State gets encouragement from Cleveland Cava...

    Michigan State coach Tom Izzo says Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert has sent him an encouraging text message.

    Story | Conversation | February 07, 2011