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Rivals Rankings Week: 5-Star Countdown for 2025 class

The basketball rankings for the 2025 and 2026 courses are being up to date this week, beginning off at present with the 5-Star Countdown for the 2025 class. Rivals recruiting director Rob Cassidy offers his ideas on every of the 15 five-stars. ***** RIVALS RANKINGS WEEK Tuesday: Five-Star Countdown for 2025 Wednesday: New Rivals150 for 2025 | Largest storylines Thursday: …

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Dan Hurley staying at UConn is a great day for college basketball

The Los Angeles Lakers came with a pile of gold and plenty of control, offering Dan Hurley, just 14 years ago a New Jersey high school coach, the keys to one of the most decorated franchises in all of sports, let alone the NBA. Seventeen championships. Legends stretching from Mikan and West, through Kareem and Magic, to Shaq, Kobe and …

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Dan Hurley follows in Coach K’s footsteps

The massive headline across the top of the Los Angeles Times sports section read “Lakers Shift Their Focus.” The Lakers had just swung for the fences and whiffed in their bid to pry away college basketball’s most accomplished coach. That was July 2004, when Mike Krzyzewski turned down the chance to replace the resigning Phil Jackson, explaining “you have to …

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Inspired by his father’s final years, Pat Knight returns to coaching

Pat Knight spent seven seasons working alongside his father Bobby Knight at Texas Tech. (Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) Pat Knight thought he was done with coaching college basketball. The now 53-year-old had spent seven years as a Division I college head coach at Texas Tech and Lamar. He worked previously for another 11 as an assistant, mostly under his legendary father, …

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