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  1. Louisiana-Lafayette's Elfrid Payton strikes Team USA gold - colle...

    Andy Katz

    If Elfrid Payton ends up in the first round of the NBA draft at some point in the next two years, he can thank Louisiana-Lafayette coach Bob Marlin. The number of advocates for Payton was zero before Marlin pushed. The junior-to-be was known in the ...

    Blog | Conversation | June 19, 2013
  2. 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
  3. 10 mid-major stars who could bust brackets

    Myron Medcalf

    I know the feeling. You're nervous. You know the big names -- Ben McLemore, Victor Oladipo, Trey Burke -- but who's this Nate kid I keep hearing about? Let me help you. Here are 10 mid-major stars who could really mess up your bracket in the coming d...

    Blog | March 19, 2013
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. North Texas Mean Green forward Tony Mitchell creating buzz in NBA...

    Tim MacMahon

    Tony Mitchell is bound to be UNT's first NBA player, it's just a matter of when.

    Story | Conversation | March 01, 2012
  8. Denver Nuggets coach college coaches

    Diamond Leung

    With the NBA lockout in place, Denver Nuggets coach George Karl and his staff recently found time to open up their doors and playbooks and hold a coaching clinic for the region's college coaches. According to nuggets.com, about 20 coaches were in ...

    Blog | September 22, 2011
  9. Isiah thinks of Knicks 'every single day'

    Eamonn Brennan

    There's never been much of a question that former New York Knicks general manager Isiah Thomas wanted another shot at the NBA. He's been open about it before. Before the NBA stepped in, Thomas was technically still employed by the Knicks as recently ...

    Blog | November 05, 2010
  10. Isiah Thomas nixes Knicks after all

    Eamonn Brennan

    Well, that didn't take long. Isiah Thomas and the New York Knicks set off something of a firestorm last week, somehow managing to confuse both NBA and college hoops observers with the tenuous announcement that Thomas would serve as a front-office ...

    Blog | August 12, 2010
  11. Coaches question Zeke's Knicks gig

    Eamonn Brennan

    Jim Boeheim and Mike Krzyzewski aren't the first college hoops observers to notice the massive conflict of interest at the heart of Isiah Thomas' job as a consultant with the New York Knicks. Our own Dana O'Neil tackled that last week. The calculus i...

    Blog | August 11, 2010
  12. Isiah Thomas' glaring conflict of interest

    Dana O'Neil

    Florida International coach Isiah Thomas was hired Friday as a part-time consultant for the New York Knicks. His job description, in part, includes assisting the "team's senior management in various capacities, including player recruitment." A...

    Blog | August 06, 2010
  13. Isiah Thomas looking to leave college ranks?

    Diamond Leung

    Florida International coach Isiah Thomas recently expressed his desire to become an NBA general manager if he were to ever leave college coaching, and now after one season at the school, he appears to be testing the waters on that possibility. The...

    Blog | July 26, 2010
  14. Isiah Thomas still wants to be an NBA GM

    Diamond Leung

    Isiah Thomas got a fresh start when he decided to take the Florida International coaching job last year, though the luster of the big-name hiring might have worn off after the Golden Panthers went 7-25 in his first season. It's not inconceivable -...

    Blog | July 07, 2010
  15. In Case You Missed It: The Day In Sports

    Jesse D. Garrabrant/Getty Images Nate Robinson Helps Celtics Advance To Finals Looking for a spark at home, the Celtics turned to Nate Robinson who spelled a banged-up Rajon Rondo, and never looked back. Robinson scored 13 points off the bench an...

    Blog | May 29, 2010
  16. From The Rundown

    DALLAS DOES MINNESOTA The Mavericks ripped the Timberwolves to run up their 12th straight win overall, and their 8th straight in Minneapolis. That ties the longest current road win streak by any NBA team against any other NBA team (see also: Spurs a...

    Blog | March 09, 2010