| Jun 6, 2014
| 8:50 PM
The Lakers have decided they need a coach with previous NBA coaching experience, which means one thing for Derek Fisher: He isn't a candidate.
The Lakers think Fisher will be a solid NBA coach or executive at some point, but their initial curiosity...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 5:00 PM
On Thursday, the Minnesota Timberwolves "hired" Flip Saunders, who is already their president of basketball operations, as head coach.
According to Yahoo Sports, the Utah Jazz has a deal in place with former Lakers assistant Quin Snyder to fill its head...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 7:33 PM
Unlike many of his one-and-done freshmen, Kentucky Coach John Calipari isn’t going anywhere for a long time, signing a seven-year, $52.5-million contract extension Thursday with the university.
Under the contract that runs through the 2020-21...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 7:29 PM
Kentucky is raising more than the bar in an effort to keep John Calipari in Lexington, announcing a seven-year, $52.5 million contract loaded with annual retention bonuses to reward his loyalty to the program.
Calipari can make an average of $2.33...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 6:14 PM
It was a whirlwind courtship between USF and Orlando Antigua. From the moment he was hired as the new Bulls men’s basketball coach on March 31 to today, Antigua has been on the move. He was at it again Tuesday during a booster stop in Orlando. I...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 8:13 PM
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EditorsNote: updated with Blatt Cavaliers to talk to Mark Jackson, Blatt
Mark Jackson and David Blatt are expected to interview with the Cleveland Cavaliers, who shifted their focus away from college coaches after swing-and-miss...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 5:20 AM
LARRY STONE, The Seattle Times, on SOCCER IN THE U.S.:
The pending arrival of the World Cup has led to the usual quadrennial speculation about whether this year's event will spawn a U.S. soccer boom.
You know, the one that had been periodically...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 4:20 PM
Some news items from the past week:
Roy Williams, the head basketball coach at the University of North Carolina, was accused by Rashad McCants, a former star player, of encouraging academic fraud.
A few days later, John Calipari signed a seven-year,...
| May 1, 2014
| 8:08 PM
The Lakers might redefine the phrase "slow-speed chase."
They are in no hurry to fill the coaching vacancy created Wednesday by Mike D'Antoni's resignation and are planning a long search with many candidates.
George Karl, Jeff Van Gundy, Kurt Rambis...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 3:40 PM
College basketball season is over, but some of us are loath to let go. So before gazing ahead to next season and diving into summer recruiting, some numbers and observations from yet another compelling NCAA tournament.
**Rather than marvel at an...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 8:13 AM
Kevin Ollie was interviewed on CBS This Morning Wednesday by Gayle King. He covered a lot of territory he has already covered recently, but he did address the prospects of coaching in the NBA, appearing to close the door on it now, but not in the future....
| Apr 17, 2014
| 3:22 PM
Obviously, former Magic coach Stan Van Gundy doesn't believe the rumors about University of Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari becoming the next head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers.
"I have no idea why he would want to go the Lakers," Van Gundy...