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Looking for the next coaching stars? Check Vegas this week

19 Jul

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

The next basketball stars are converging upon Las Vegas this week. Oh, and the next top-notch prospects will be there, too. College basketball support staff member are migrating to Sin City this week to attend the second annual Rising Coaches Conference. Continue reading

Gentleman, start your recruiting

5 Jul

Decisions made over the next week and a half can be the difference between a trip to the NCAA tournament or your pink slip. (Photo: ESPN.com)

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

I am back from my long vacation and boy do I have a long list of catching up to do. Let’s get right to it. Continue reading

Lorenzo Romar ready for the NBA?

23 Jun

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

Lorenzo Romar can recruit. He can put guys in the NBA. We know he can catch fish with his bare hand.

One of those three reasons is why David Kahn probably wants to hire him as the next coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves.

According to Yahoo! Sports, the Washington head coach is on the short list for the open head coaching position, replacing Kurt Rambis. Continue reading

Previewing Coach K & JoePa in ESPN’s Life Lessons

23 Jun

Whether you like Coach K or Joe Paterno or not, this show on June 30 will be interesting. The two coaches have combined for over 1,300 wins and six National Championships. I’ll be watching simply because I respect what both coaches have done in their careers. You should watch because, hey, it’s June 30. What else is on television?

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

Smack off

30 May

Baylor forward Perry Jones says he isn't ready for the NBA lifestyle. I say good for the sophomore-to-be for admitting that fact.

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

I love honesty. I find it refreshing. As a competitive person, I don’t mind the occasional running of the mouth. In fact, I appreciate it.

A number of basketball people opened their mouths this past week and spewed some interesting comments. Continue reading

10@10: The top head coach hires this offseason

25 May

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

As usual, the coaching carousel was rapidly spinning this offseason. There weren’t a lot of major hires but there were some great hires. Here’s the top 10 hires of the offseason in today’s edition of 10 @ 10. Continue reading

Understanding the reality of Penn State basketball

25 May

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

I take one thing from the unexpected and head-scratching decision from Ed DeChillis. Penn State basketball is not a good place to earn a pay check from. Continue reading

#Extension coming for Tim Miles?

18 May

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

I’ve never met Colorado State head coach Tim Miles but I think he’s great. No, sorry, #great.

He’s one of the best head coaches on Twitter because he understands the vehicle that the social media tool is. He tweets regularly, brings you into the world of Colorado State basketball only in a way that a head coach can. You can follow him at @CoachMiles. Over 3,000 people already have. 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