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  1. 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
  2. Cavs, Thunder, Mavs shopping draft picks?

    Andy Katz

    The Cleveland Cavaliers are down to a final list of three players for the No. 1 pick and hope to make a decision by Thursday morning, according to a source. The list is expected to include Alex Len, Nerlens Noel and either Otto Porter or Ben McLe...

    Blog | June 25, 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. 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
  6. 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
  7. 3-point shot: Let staff know before public

    Andy Katz

    1. Tubby Smith and his staff had no idea they were about to be fired Monday morning as they sat in a staff meeting at 10 a.m. going over recruiting, offseason workout plans and evaluations of the Gophers' loss to Florida the previous day. Members of ...

    Blog | March 27, 2013
  8. 3-point shot: Place for Aaron Craft in NBA?

    Andy Katz

    1. Michigan sophomore guard Trey Burke has nothing but respect for Ohio State guard Aaron Craft. Craft defended Burke as well as any player has in his brief career. Burke said Craft wouldn't let him use any screens. Michigan coach John Beilein contin...

    Blog | January 18, 2013
  9. 2013 NBA draft -- Anthony Bennett is the first pick ... and that'...

    Andy Katz

    BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Less than 30 minutes before the NBA draft, Anthony Bennett's agent was wondering if his client would drop to the Detroit Pistons at No. 8. Jeff Schwartz wasn't alone. He had legitimate angst because there was suddenly concern about ...

    Story | Conversation | June 29, 2012
  10. Andy Katz's Daily Word: There's no close second after drafting Ke...

    Andy Katz

    New Jersey is hosting a draft combine Saturday and Sunday for mostly second-round and some possible first-round picks. Minnesota will host a similar event May 30-31 before the NBA takes over for the annual draft camp in Chicago June 6-8. Here are s...

    Blog | Conversation | May 18, 2012
  11. Andy Katz: Indiana Hoosiers still lead revised Top 25, but plenty...

    Andy Katz

    With several underclassmen and recruiting decisions in the books, Andy Katz takes another look at the Top 25 for 2012-13.

    Story | Conversation | April 12, 2012
  12. 3-point shot: Calipari on NBA deal

    Andy Katz

    1. Kentucky, which has elite freshmen Anthony Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Marquis Teague, could have been the biggest beneficiary if the NBA had changed the draft rule to two years out of high school. But ESPN's Ric Bucher reported Tuesday nigh...

    Blog | November 30, 2011
  13. Minnesota Timberwolves' Kevin Love -- owners' current offer unacc...

    Andy Katz

    The consensus coming out of an NBA players regional meeting attended by nearly 60 players was that the current offer from the owners is unacceptable, especially the call for a hard salary cap.

    Story | Conversation | August 16, 2011
  14. 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
  15. Draft buzz: Rockets eyeing No. 2 pick?

    Andy Katz

    A number of nuggets from reporting through sources with direct knowledge Wednesday afternoon: • Minnesota has four trade scenarios on its board for the No. 2 pick. As of midday Wednesday, the Timberwolves now are leaning toward Arizona's Der...

    Blog | June 22, 2011
  16. 2011 NBA draft: Sources say Cleveland Cavaliers haven't committed...

    Andy Katz

    The Cavaliers aren't acting as if they've made a decision on the No. 1 overall pick, and according to multiple sources, they are actively discussing a number of possibilities.

    Story | Conversation | June 18, 2011