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  1. Potential Northwestern coaching candidates

    Scott Powers

    Here's a look at potential candidates for Northwestern, who fired Bill Carmody on Saturday after 13 years at the school: Harvard head coach Tommy Amaker: Amaker has won and recruited well at Harvard. The Crimson are headed to their second consecut...

    Blog | March 16, 2013
  2. No reason Groce can't win in Champaign

    Scott Powers

    Sources say Illinois has finally landed its new coach in John Groce after what appeared to be another bumpy journey for Illini athletic director Mike Thomas. From the outside looking in, the Illini's search for Bruce Weber's replacement didn't appe...

    Blog | March 28, 2012
  3. Dakich: Illini prez situation a deterrent

    Scott Powers

    ESPN college basketball analyst Dan Dakich said Monday he believed Butler coach Brad Stevens and VCU coach Shaka Smart declined Illinois' job offers largely due to the recent resignation of the school's president. Michael Hogan resigned as Illinoi...

    Blog | March 26, 2012
  4. AAU coach defends Chicago recruiting

    Scott Powers

    One of Chicago's most powerful club high school coaches said Friday he doesn't believe Shaka Smart turned down Illinois' offer because of his reluctance to deal with Chicago recruiting and believes the perception of the city's recruiting is wrong. ...

    Blog | March 23, 2012
  5. Illinois still top job despite Smart rejection

    Scott Powers

    The quality of the Illinois job doesn't change because Shaka Smart doesn't want it. It may not have not been the right fit for Smart, who also might be waiting for a more high-profiled position to open, but Illinois remains to be a top-15 job with...

    Blog | March 21, 2012
  6. Rapid Reaction: Smart rejects Illini offer

    Scott Powers

    Illinois will have to move onto Plan B now that VCU coach Shaka Smart has turned down its offer. The question now is whether Illinois and its athletic director Mike Thomas have a legitimate Plan B. There have been a lot of names thrown around f...

    Blog | March 21, 2012
  7. Source -- Illinois Fighting Illini contacts prep coach about open...

    Scott Powers

    A University of Illinois representative contacted Chicago's Simeon Career Academy coach Robert Smith regarding the Illini's coaching vacancy, according to a source, but it wasn't a formal interview.

    Story | Conversation | March 20, 2012