Rick Pitino: Tom Crean will bounce back from Indiana firing

INDIANAPOLIS — There was no doubt when Tom Crean was hired as Indiana’s head coach in 2008, he inherited a mess of a program from Kelvin Sampson. Crean did some good things in his nine seasons guiding the Hoosiers, but it wasn’t enough, and on Thursday, he was fired. “I thought when I took over...
Via New York Post
8 days ago

The unfortunate obscurity of Nic Moore

In the five plus years that I've been covering college basketball, I've never heard coaches talk about an opposing player the way they do about SMU senior point guard Nic Moore. Jeff Lebo (East Carolina): "I've been doing this for a long time and I have never seen a guy with a basketball IQ like that - offensive and defensive. He has everything - he just doesn't have size. That...
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March 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Kelvin Sampson didn’t phone it in this year with Houston

He had the job of a lifetime, nestled in one of the special places where college basketball is deeply ingrained into the fabric of local life. Kelvin Sampson was the head coach of the Indiana Hoosiers. He was building excitement and enthusiasm in a state where winners aren’t merely loved; they’re revered. Scholastic basketball success — college or high school — ripples through...
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March 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino has interest in UNLV job

When it comes to wild coaching rumors, it doesn’t get much wilder than this one. The Las Vegas Review-Journal’s Matt Youmans wrote an article Saturday about UNLV’s search for a new head coach, and he headlined the story by touting Rick Pitino as a candidate for the job. Pitino has been the head coach at Louisville since 2001, reaching three Final Fours and winning one championship...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 16, 2016  |  Discuss

5 Questions: Arizona’s luck, Drake vs. the NCAA, crazy courts & credit for Kelvin Sampson

Welcome to Five College Basketball Questions You Need Answered. Any retransmission of this column without the expressed written consent of the author is prohibited and punishable by being forced to stare Clockwork Orange-style at a video mash-up of N.C. State’s and Oregon’s court (more on than later).   No.1 Did Arizona have the unluckiest week for a ranked team? Bryce Alford...
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January 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Indiana Basketball Fans Have Launched

Tom Crean has put together a very talented Hoosiers roster, but many fans aren’t thrilled with the results. Crean took over a program that was hit hard by NCAA violations under head coach Kelvin Sampson, and went 28-66 in his first three years in Bloomington, before leading IU back to the NCAA Tournament in 2011-12 and 2012-13, when it reached back to back Sweet Sixteens. Crean’s...
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March 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Coaches Pearl, Sampson, Haith get fresh starts

Bruce Pearl sat in a hotel room with Auburn athletic director Jay Jacobs and let the words and emotions spill out. Banished from coaching for three years by the NCAA, Pearl spoke well into the night on that Friday in March about the events that ended his successful run at Tennessee. It was enough to convince Jacobs that the guy at the top of his wish list didn't have questionable...
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November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Kelvin Sampson Emerges As Candidate For University Of Houston

Kelvin Sampson has become a leading candidate to replace James Dickey as head coach at the University of Houston. Sampson took Oklahoma to the 2002 Final Four and had 18 consecutive winning seasons at Washington State, Oklahoma and Indiana. Sampson has interviewed for several NBA head coaching jobs in recent years and is well-regarded within NBA circles. Sampson is currently an assistant...
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March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

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