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Chris Mullin Agrees To Become Head Coach Of St. John's

Mar 30, 2015 4:45 PM

Chris Mullin has accepted St. John's offer to become head coach.

“He’s in,” a source close to Mullin told the Daily News, adding that he’s on his way to New York.

Mullin is St. John's all-time leading scorer.

Mullin served in several capacities with the Golden State Warriors, including five seasons as general manager. He is leaving a position as an advisor for the NBA Sacramento Kings.


Roger Rubin, Frank Isola/New York Daily News

Tags: Sacramento Kings, St. John's Red Storm, NCAA, NBA

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Rick Barnes Finalizing Deal To Become Head Coach At Tennessee

Mar 30, 2015 4:32 PM

Rick Barnes is expected to become head coach at Tennessee. 

Barnes was let go by Texas after 17 seasons over the weekend.

The Longhorns made a trip to the Final Four in 2003, but his last Sweet 16 appearance came in 2008.

Barnes previously coached at George Mason, Providence and Clemson. 

Gary Parrish/CBS Sports

Tags: Texas Longhorns, Tennessee Volunteers, NCAA, NCAA Misc Rumor

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Georges Niang Staying At Iowa State For Senior Season

Mar 30, 2015 4:29 PM

Georges Niang has decided to remain at Iowa State for his senior season.

Niang was not widely expected to be drafted had he declared for the draft.

Jeff Goodman/ESPN

Tags: Georges Niang, Iowa State Cyclones, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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Ivan Rabb Delays Choosing Between Cal, Arizona

Mar 30, 2015 4:16 PM

Ivan Rabb has reduced his list to two choices in Arizona and California.

Rabb's announcement was expected to come after Bishop O'Dowd played Mater Dei in the Open Division California State Championship, which was played at Haas Pavilion home of Cal.

"I was planning on making it today, but I'm not sure right now," Rabb told reporters. "I don't want to rush into a decision... I just need to talk it over with my family."


Rabb is the No. 7 recruit in the incoming class of 2015.

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Tags: Ivan Rabb, Arizona Wildcats, California Golden Bears, High School, NCAA, NCAA Recruiting

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Kaminsky, Okafor, Grant, Cauley-Stein, Russell Named To AP All-American Team

Mar 30, 2015 1:12 PM

Frank Kaminsky headlines the 2014-15 AP All-American Team as a unanimous selection.

Jahlil Okafor finished one vote shy of being a unanimous selection.

Jerian Grant, Willie Cauley-Stein and D'Angelo Russell rounded out the first team.

On the second team are Delon Wright, Karl-Anthony Towns, Seth Tuttle, Malcolm Brogdon and Bobby Portis.

On the third team are Kyle Wiltjer, Kevin Pangos, Buddy Hield, Rakeem Christmas and Georges Niang.

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Tags: Jerian Grant, Frank Kaminsky, Willie Cauley-Stein, D'Angelo Russell, Jahlil Okafor, Duke Blue Devils, Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Ohio State Buckeyes, Wisconsin Badgers, Kentucky Wildcats, NCAA, NCAA Award

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R.J. Hunter Leaving Georgia State For NBA Draft

Mar 30, 2015 12:23 PM

R.J. Hunter will leave Georgia State to declare for the 2015 NBA Draft.

Hunter finalized a decision with his family, including his father, Georgia State coach Ron Hunter, over the weekend, sources said.


Hunter is considered a late first round pick after averaging 19.7 points per game for Georgia State.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: R.J. Hunter, Georgia State Panthers, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General, NBA Draft Declarations

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Kentucky, Duke 5-Point Favorites In Final Four

Mar 30, 2015 12:01 PM

Kentucky and Duke are each five-point favorites in their Final Four games against Wisconsin and Michigan State respectively.

Kentucky narrowly defeated Notre Dame to advance out of the Midwest Region and keep their undefeated season alive.

Wisconsin and Duke are also No. 1 seeds, while Michigan State is a No. 7 seed.

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Tags: Duke Blue Devils, Michigan State Spartans, Wisconsin Badgers, Kentucky Wildcats, NCAA, NCAA B-Ball IQ

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Myles Turner Declares For 2015 NBA Draft

Mar 30, 2015 11:57 AM

Myles Turner has declared for the 2015 NBA Draft.

Turner spent one season at Texas where he averaged 10.1 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.6 blocks per game.

Turner is a likely late lottery pick.

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Tags: Myles Turner, Texas Longhorns, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General, NBA Draft Declarations

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Chris Mullin Offered St. John's Coaching Job

Mar 29, 2015 7:20 PM

Chris Mullin has been offered the head coaching job of St. John's.

A deal could be done as soon as Sunday night as Mullin considers taking the offer.

Mullin, 51, is one of the greatest players in St. John's history, winning the Big East Player of the Year award three times in the 1980s.


Mullin has spent time in a front office capacity with both the Golden State Warriors and Sacramento Kings since his retirement.

St. John's and Steve Lavin parted ways this week.

Jeff Goodman, Jeff Borzello/ESPN

Tags: Sacramento Kings, St. John's Red Storm, NCAA

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Texas Fires Rick Barnes After 17 Seasons

Mar 29, 2015 5:21 PM

Texas has fired Rick Barnes after 17 seasons with the school.

Barnes revealed that he had been told by athletic director Steve Patterson that he would be back for another season after Texas lost to Butler in the round of 64 of the NCAA tournament.

"The wins and losses are fleeting, but it's the relationships that matter," Barnes said at a 40-minute farewell news conference. "We know as a coach, this whole thing is about players. We've been blessed as a staff here to have so many players who have affected our lives."

Two coaches interested in the Texas opening and who will be in the mix to replace Barnes are Wichita State's Gregg Marshall and VCU's Shaka Smart, according to sources.

One source told ESPN that Patterson could go for an outside-the-box hire with NBA ties. Patterson has NBA connections as a former executive with the Houston Rockets and Portland Trail Blazers.


Tags: Texas Longhorns, NCAA, NCAA Misc Rumor

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St. John's Parts Ways With Steve Lavin, Interested In Chris Mullin
St. John's and Steve Lavin have agreed to part ways after five years.


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Arizona State Fires Herb Sendek, Offers Job To Jeff Capel
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Ben Howland Hired As Head Coach Of Mississippi State
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R.J. Hunter Reminds Scouts Of Klay Thompson
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Ben Simmons Wins 2015 Naismith High School Player Of The Year
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Okafor, Russell, Kaminsky, Cauley-Stein, Wright On Sporting News All-American Team
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Nic Moore Headlines 2015 American Athletic Conference Awards
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Justin Sears Headlines 2015 Ivy League Awards
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Justin Moss Headlines 2015 MAC Awards
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