May 08, 2014 10:18 PM EDT
Roy Williams has been speculated as a potential candidate for the Los Angeles Lakers' head coaching vacancy, but the UNC head coach did his best to squash the reports.
“I've always felt like that I'm a college coach and that's where I belong,” Williams said. “(Lakers general manager) Mitch Kupchak is one of my best friends in the whole wide world, there's no question there, but I'm a college guy and if somebody calls and offers me the greatest job in the world, it better be really good because I feel like I've got about the greatest job in the world.”
Williams declined to interview for the Lakers' job in 2004.
May 08, 2014 8:25 PM EDT
Kevin Ollie has yet to be formally contacted by any NBA teams about their head coaching vacancy, sources tell RealGM.
Connecticut hopes to reward Ollie with a contract extension, but he's expected to open up discussions with NBA teams if no deal forms.
Ollie was a longtime player in the NBA and has excellent relationships with many current players.
May 06, 2014 1:45 PM EDT
Justin Simon has committed to Arizona as a member of the 2015 incoming class.
Simon is considered one of the top point guards in the class.
May 06, 2014 12:05 PM EDT
Stephen Domingo has decided to transfer from Georgetown to Cal.
Domingo is a native of California and considered committing to Berkeley out of high school.
The 6'7 wing must sit out the 14-15 season.
May 05, 2014 1:47 PM EDT
Matt McQuaid has committed to SMU as a member of the 2015 incoming freshman class.
McQuaid is considered one of the best shooters in the country.
McQuaid is a four-star recruit.
May 05, 2014 10:37 AM EDT
Oregon State has fired Craig Robinson as head coach.
In six seasons, Robinson went 95-104 with no NCAA tournament appearances. The Beavers went 16-16 last season and are losing all five starters from that team.
The Oregonian reported in March that Robinson would receive a buyout of $4 million.
Robinson began his tenure with a 18-win season in 2008-09, as he took a team that had lost 21 consecutive Pac-10 games and put the program on the right track.
May 02, 2014 1:10 PM EDT
Kevin Ollie is undoubtedly loyal to Connecticut after leading them to the National Championship, but sources tell RealGM that he'll listen to any interest from the NBA.
Ollie hasn't yet received formal contact from NBA teams, sources said.
Ollie has been mentioned as a candidate for the Los Angeles Lakers.
Ollie is well liked by former NBA teammates such as Kevin Durant.
May 02, 2014 1:01 PM EDT
Devonte Graham has committed to Kansas as the best remaining point guard in the incoming class of 2014.
Graham also considered N.C. State.
May 01, 2014 1:47 PM EDT
Naadir Tharpe is expected to transfer from Kansas.
Tharpe averaged 8.5 points and five assists as a junior as the Jayhawks' starting point guard.
Kansas will likely go into next season with sophomores Frank Mason and Conner Frankamp battling for the starting spot.
May 01, 2014 1:43 PM EDT
John Calipari has been linked to the head coaching job of the Los Angeles Lakers following the departure of Mike D'Antoni.
Calipari has another stacked incoming freshman class, as well as several key returners.
"Before it starts, I'm totally committed to helping this group of young men reach their dreams," said Calipari. I wouldn't & couldn't leave this group!"
The Lakers hope to "make a splash" with their eventual head coaching choice.
Myles Turner is a top-five prospect in the 2014 incoming class.
The NBA has announced 75 early entry candidates for the 2014 NBA Draft, including 45 players from colleges and 30 International players.
Apr 30, 2014 | Andy Katz/ESPN
Tom Izzo is reportedly a candidate for the coach openings of the Timberwolves and Pistons.
Chane Behanan has declared for the 2014 NBA Draft to forgo his senior season.
Jordan Adams averaged 17.4 points per game last season.
Ryan Boatright averaged 12.1 points and 3.5 rebounds as a junior last season.
DeAndre Daniels averaged 13.1 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game as a junior at UConn.
Aaron Harrison and Andrew Harrison have decided not to declare for the 2014 NBA Draft.
Mitch McGary played in only eight games in 13-14 before a back injury ended his season.
Khem Birch was a McDonald's All-American in 2011.
Spencer Dinwiddie averaged 13 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.1 steals during his college career.
Dan D'Antoni graduated from Marshall in 1970.
Karl Towns Jr. had several good performances in the high school All-Star game circuit, showing his potential as a jump shooting big.
Jahlil Okafor is one of the most polished post players to come out of high school in many years.
Dakari Johnson averaged 5.2 points, 4.0 rebounds and 0.6 blocks in 14.1 minutes per game as a freshman out of Montverde Academy.
Jerian Grant averaged 19 points in 12 games last season before withdrawing from school for an "academic matter" in late-December.
The Lakers are waiting to make a final decision on whether to keep Mike D'Antoni for the 14-15 season, the final season of his contract.
Alex Poythress 5.9 points and 4.5 rebounds in 18.4 minutes as a sophomore.
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