Kyrie Irving took over Derrick Rose's starting point guard position last summer as USA Basketball won gold at the FIBA World Cup in Spain.
With Billy Donovan bolting for the NBA, Florida will now have to find a suitable replacement as head coach of the basketball team. According to Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today, Donovan has agreed to a deal to make him the next head coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder. Show More Summary
You may have heard today that seven players from Kentucky will be leaving school early to enter the draft, per USA Today. And, as head coach John Calipari mentioned at the press conference, it probably would have been eight if Alex Poythress —currently recovering from a torn ACL —had stayed healthy for the whole year. Show More Summary
According to USA Today, the NBPA will vote on a series of end-of-season awards, including MVP and Man of the Year, presumably out of an abiding hatred of basketball reporters. Read more...
USA Basketball helped shape Duke Blue Devils' title run
USA TODAY Sports' Nancy Armour discusses next year's hopefuls in college basketball.
USA TODAY Sports' Nancy Armour discusses next years hopefuls in college basketball.
Racially obsessed USA Today on Friday wrote this headline: “Wisconsin doesn't hide from 'white guys' reputation.” Josh Peter assembled current and former Badger players, former assistant coaches, and “authorities on the African-American experience” to answer: “Why is the Badgers' roster predominantly white?”
The Blue Devils have leveraged Coach K's biggest advantage all the way to the national championship game. When Mike Krzyzewski took over as head coach of USA Basketball in 2005, his stated goal was to get the United States back to playing...Show More Summary
When Indiana’s Paul George went down with a gruesome leg injury while playing for Team USA last August, it cast a dark cloud on the looming NBA season. Suddenly out indefinitely was one of the fastest rising studs in the league — a two-time all-star and the most important player on a team that had […]
The fall came on a grand stage. Paul George was beyond vulnerable. He was visibly broken. So chilling was the scene in the middle of the sizzling Vegas desert and summer that the rest of the ESPN-televised USA Basketball exhibition showcase was just shelved. Show More Summary
Paul George will return against the Heat on Sunday, according to a Yahoo report. Eight months after breaking his leg in a USA Basketball scrimmage, Paul George will return to The post Paul George Will Play on Sunday appeared first on SLAMonline.
Powered by the NCAA Basketball Tournament, TBS was the top network among total viewers during primetime, beating AMC and USA.
One gruesome injury won’t keep Paul George away from USA Basketball. His return this season may be up in the air, but PG-13 said he’s “in” for Team USA’s mini-camp The post Paul George on Attending Team USA Camp: ‘I’m In’ appeared first on SLAMonline.
Although it's unclear whether Paul George will return to the Indiana Pacers this season, he's planning to take part in a USA Basketball training camp in August. John Schuhmann of NBA.com passed along comments from the small forward, who suffered a leg injury while playing for the national team last summer. Show More Summary
USA Today: If President Obama has his way, the nation's taxpayers would not help finance a new arena proposed for the Milwaukee Bucks professional basketball team. Nor would taxpayer-financed, tax-free bonds be used to help finance a new stadium being discussed in St. Show More Summary
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Hot shooting led UAB past Middle Tennessee State for an automatic NCAA Tournament bid. In the Conference USA tournament championship on Saturday, UAB beat Middle Tennessee State 73-60 to earn an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament, their first appearance since 2011. The No. Show More Summary
We all make choices in life. Did John Calipari abandon his true career path too early? You know John Calipari as the head basketball coach of the undefeated Kentucky Wildcats. But he once lived a different life, as USA Today reporter Nicole Auerbach discovered, and he had to choose between his twin loves: hoops and landlording. Show More Summary
Old Dominion and Louisiana Tech are the presumptive favorites for the Conference USA title. The Conference USA tips off its tournament Wednesday and continues through Saturday, with the winner earning an automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament. In most years this would be a one-bid field, but there is one interesting at-large possibility in play. Show More Summary