Brownout: Cavs GM Griffin no longer interim, Brown fired as coach; Is Ollie a target?

Huskies edge out Spartans 66-62 in Armed Forces Classic

Mike Brown is out after just one year as coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers. The only question is, who fired him? Brown’s firing was announced in a joint news release that also announced that David Griffin – who replaced fired GM Chris Grant in midseason – would have the interim tag removed from his title and become the general manager. But when it came to Brown’s ouster, the first quote was attributed to owner Dan Gilbert, who is learning that life after

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Massive Twitter Reaction For Kentucky Final Four Victory

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Media pundits argue all of the time about which athletes contain the “clutch gene.” Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Ray Allen, Tom Brady, John Elway rank among the greats in the respective sports. Even players like Tim Tebow have garnered acclaim for playing big in the clutch moments. Kentucky Wildcats guard Aaron Harrison has proven himself to be a major “clutch” player with ice in his veins. For three games in-a-row heading into the NCAA National Championship game, he has hit the go-ahead three-point

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Tweet of the Day: Two NBA Greats Welcomed Into the College Basketball Hall of Fame

The National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame welcomed two of the sport’s all-time greats as part of its 2014 class on Tuesday. Four-time NBA champion Shaquille O’Neal and two-time NCAA champion Grant Hill joined Darrell Griffith at the top of a very unique and diverse class. The induction ceremony, which will be held in November, will also see Zelmo Beaty, an NAIA star at Prairie View A&M. Additionally, two head coaches LSU’s Dale Brown and Maryland’s Gary Williams—both of whom reached the Final

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Tweet of the Day: NBA Prospect Joel Embiid Contemplates Kansas’ Loss

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The South Region No. 2 Seed Kansas Jayhawks suffered a frustrating loss at the hands of the Stanford Cardinal in the third round of the NCAA Tournament, falling 57-60. The Rock Chalk, Jayhawk faithful were disappointed to witness star freshman Andrew Wiggins fall short of expectations. Hoisting a mere six shots and making only one, he finished the contest with a dismal four points. The Stanford Cardinal out-rebounded Kansas 37-35, which may not be terrible, however they also outscored the Jayhawks 30-20

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Tweet of the Day: Harvard Upsets Many Brackets; NBA Players Discuss

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The NCAA College Basketball Tournament is underway. Millions of people had hopes of raking in the cash with Yahoo! and Quicken Loans offering a $1 Billion reward for a perfect bracket. However, most of their hopes have been dashed, thanks in large part to two unlikely upsets. Los Angeles Lakers guard Kent Bazemore is all about it, having played for a mid-major school that made a Cinderella run of its own, stringing along unlikely upsets with Old Dominion from the Colonial Athletic

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SH Blog: Silver wants to raise age limit; who will be Phil’s first coaching hire with Knicks?

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With the seedings for the NCAA tournament announced today (and my beloved Maryland Terrapins not even making the NIT), college ball takes centre stage for a few weeks. I used to be primarily a college basketball fan. Sure, I loved watching the NBA, basketball is basketball, but I thought of Joakim Noah as a former Florida Gator, not as a Chicago Bull. I thought it was weird that he wasn’t Al Horford’s teammate any more, and wondered what happened to Taurean

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Tweet of the Day: Kevin Love, Russell Westbrook Among NBA Athletes Cheering For Their College Teams

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One of the busiest weeks in a basketball fan’s year is underway. Bracket Week always keeps avid followers on their toes as they try to keep up with all the action leading up to Selection Sunday, which takes place tomorrow. Typically Saturday is a quiet day for basketball, but with the N.C.A.A. schedule heating up, today was anything but quiet. NBA players who had some time off were cheering on their former schools. @UCLAMBB let's go!!!!!! — Kevin Love (@kevinlove) March 15, 2014RT

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Larry Brown, Still Going Strong at 73, Had Iverson Lecture SMU Team

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PHILADELPHIA—Did you hear the one about Allen Iverson extolling the virtues of “practice” on a recent trip to SMU? Probably not. And we are unsure if Iverson actually did extol those virtues, although he was brought in to give a pep talk to the team. Why? Because Iverson and Larry Brown still have a bond, and the in-person tutorial was Brown’s idea. And the pep talk helped fuel the team’s rise to a 20-6 record. To fully comprehend the strength of the relationship between

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