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Tony Allen, a career role player, has emerged as a difference-maker for the Grizzlies franchise in general and especially in this series with Oklahoma City. He does some silly things, sure. But the good again outweighed the bad in Thursday's win over the Thunder.
Marshall athletic director Mike Hamrick announced early Thursday that his school's search for a new men's basketball coach is complete, and a source confirmed to that Dan D'Antoni will fill the position.
The Kentucky coach appeared on "The Colbert Report" late Wednesday to promote his new book.
The 6-foot-7 forward was a likely second-round pick.
Southern Miss officials have identified Stephen F. Austin's Brad Underwood as their top choice to replace Donnie Tyndall, sources told on Wednesday.
Kentucky freshman Julius Randle announced on Tuesday what (and others) had previously reported -- specifically that he's entering the 2014 NBA Draft.
Clemson junior K.J. McDaniels will forgo his final year of eligibility and enter the 2014 NBA Draft, a source told on Tuesday.
Southern Miss' Donnie Tyndall has reached an agreement in principal with Tennessee and will be the next head coach of the Vols, sources told on Monday.
Tom Izzo, Fred Hoiberg and Billy Donovan are among the candidates Minnesota is interested in hiring to replace Rick Adelman, who formally retired on Monday.
Discussions between Tennessee officials and Michael White that intensified over the weekend have cooled, and sources told on Monday that the 37-year-old has decided to stay at Louisiana Tech rather than move to Knoxville.

Gary Parrish is a senior college basketball columnist for and frequent contributor to the CBS Sports Network. The Mississippi native also hosts the highest-rated sports talk radio show -- The Gary Parrish Show -- in the history of Memphis. He lives in that area with his wife, two children and a dog.
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