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Clipboard Conversations: Larry Shyatt, new Wyoming head coach

20 Jun

By Josh Baker
National Hoops Report

Larry Shyatt is the new head coach at Wyoming, returning to the school where he coached for one season in the late 1990s. The former Clemson head coach and Florida assistant spoke to the National Hoops Report for another edition of Clipboard Conversations. Continue reading

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Clipboard Conversations: Pat Skerry, Towson

10 Jun

Pat Skerry takes over a Towson program that needed a shot in the arm.

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

Pat Skerry is the new head coach at Towson University. After successful stops at Rhode Island, Providence and Pittsburgh, the highly respected assistant coach is now jumping into the head coach’s chair this season with the Tigers.

We talk about his team’s new floor, his vision for the job, the CAA, recruiting (which is going well already) and his staff in this week’s edition of Clipboard Conversations. Continue reading

Clipboard conversations: Rob Senderoff, new Kent State coach

2 Jun

Rob Senderoff talks a lot about recruiting at the mid-major level in this edition of Clipboard Conversations.

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

Rob Senderoff is the new head basketball coach at Kent State. Get to know the name because he’s one of the top coaching hires of the off-season. I caught up with him to talk about his new job, his past, what he hopes to accomplish in the future, a number of interesting recruiting topics and much more in this edition of Clipboard Conversations. Continue reading

Clipboard Conversations: Steve Payne, new Tennessee Tech head coach

18 May

After nine years as an assistant, Steve Payne takes over the head coaching position at Tennessee Tech.

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

Steve Payne has been on the Tennessee Tech sidelines for the last nine years as an assistant coach. It was announced that he would assume the head coaching position next season after Mike Sutton retired at the end of the year.

The National Hoops Report caught up with the new head man to talk about his team, taking over a program, not having to play Kenneth Faried any longer and much more. Continue reading

Clipboard Conversations: Xavier Silas, Northern Illinois

12 May

Norther Illinois wing Xavier Silas was one of the top scorers in the nation. Is that enough to get him drafted in June?

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

Xavier Silas was one of the leading scorers in the country this season for Northern Illinois, posting 22.3 points a game. He was the eighth leading scorer in the nation.

Silas has worked out for the New York Knicks and participated in the New Jersey Nets workout. He will work out for the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday. New Jersey and New York will probably bring him back for another work.

Silas is currently in Las Vegas working out with guru Joe Abunassar with Impact Basketball. Silas has signed an agent, Lance Young, with Octagon. Young represents Steph Curry, Wes Matthews, Rudy Gay, David West and others.

The National Hoops Report caught up with Silas and talked about his future, his career and much more. Continue reading

Clipboard conversations: Ron Hunter, new Georgia State head coach

11 May

Ron Hunter is the new head man at Georgia State.

Georgia State hired IUPUI coach Ron Hunter to take over the program from Rob Barnes. Hunter was a bit of a surprise hire for the Panthers. He is a long time coach in the Midwest and doesn’t have any ties to the South. The National Hoops Report caught up with him for this week’s edition of Clipboard Conversations.

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Clipboard Conversations: Paul Hewitt, George Mason coach

2 May

Paul Hewitt talks about his journey to George Mason in an exclusive Clipboard Conversation.

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

The biggest news of the weekend was Paul Hewitt taking over the George Mason job. I had a chance to catch up with him on Monday morning to talk a length about his new job, how he landed it and what his vision is for the team and his staff. Continue reading

Clipboard Conversations: Joey Rodriguez, VCU

28 Apr

VCU's Joey Rodriguez says the NCAA tournament opened up doors he never thought would open.

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

Joey Rodriguez was one of the faces of the Virginia Commonwealth team that made it to the Final Four this season. I caught up with the senior to talk about the run, his future plans, going back home to Florida and we dive into some quick hitting questions that you don’t want to miss. Continue reading

Clipboard Conversations: Kevin Young, Utah Flash

20 Apr

Kevin Young, Utah Flash head coach

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

The Clipboard Conversations series is conversations with coaches from all levels. Coaches are an interesting breed. The great ones obsess about the game. It consumes their life. So what makes these coaches tick? How do they handle the issues that come with the game? What lessons are learned from the locker room, practice, press conferences, public settings, recruiting, teaching, training and family life? Why not ask the coaches themselves? That’s the point and purpose of Clipboard Conversations.

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