George Washington named Maurice Joseph its interim basketball coach on Tuesday, replacing Mike Lonergan, who was fired after an investigation into his conduct. Joseph had been an assistant on Lonergan's staff for the past five seasons. ''In his five years at GW, Maurice has shown himself to be selflessly dedicated to the success of our student-athletes and fully committed to our department and university,'' athletic director Patrick Nero said in a statement.
NEW YORK — Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s next book will be a fond look back at his long friendship with John Wooden, the celebrated basketball coach at UCLA. “Coach Wooden and Me” will be published next June and will combine personal memories and lessons learned from his friend and mentor, Grand Central Publishing told The Associated Press on Wednesday. Wooden, who died in 2010, coached 10 NCAA championship teams at UCLA. Three titles were won while Abdul-Jabbar, then called Lew Alcindor, was the Bruins’ star center. Abdul-Jabbar, who went on to become the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, remained close to Wooden. In a statement released through Grand Central, he called Wooden a great coach and “an even
Late Night is always one of the more important recruiting days of the year. This year is no different, as a massive amount of recruits are scheduled to be in the house as Kansas kicks off practice for the 2016-17 season. The list is so big, in fact, that I had to split it up into two parts. We’ll look at the class of 2017 guys today, and then the classes of 2018 and 2019 tomorrow. Troy Brown - G/F - Las Vegas, NV (247 Composite Ranking: 13) Brown measured at 6-6.5 last summer, and led Team USA in minutes at the 2016 U-17 World Championships in 2016. Brown is a very versatile player who struggles a bit with quickness and an outside shot (the obvious comp here is Evan Turner, though in fairness