Brad Stevens: The 33-year-old Butler coach, who looks like either the kid who helped you select a printer cartridge as Staples or your no-nonsense, by-the-book chemistry teacher, coached a masterful NCAA tournament. Among his victims: Jim Boeheim, media-darling Frank Martin, legendary X’s/O’x master Tom Izzo and very nearly, Coach K. NBA folks are impressed. Will Stevens make the leap to Oregon once the Ducks make an offer (it’s a matter of when, not ‘if’)? Stevens, a lifelong Indiana guy, is 89-15 at Butler in just three seasons. Could he recruit outside of the comfort zone he’s known all his life, half a country away? Perhaps more importantly, if Gordon Hayward returns to school, Butler will return five of its top six scorers (Willie Veasley is a senior; William Jukes graduates, too). If Hayward were to leave, the job at Oregon would look very enticing.
Italy and Spain get killed by the bracket
Thon Maker exploited a major loophole and wound up being rewarded for it by being the 10th pick in the 2016 NBA Draft.
WADA has de-certified Rio’s main drug testing lab just six weeks before the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Short-sighted Oxbridge elites ruin everything.
Looks like a wonderful evening.
The Oklahoma City Thunder took aim at the Golden State Warriors by adding Victor Oladipo.
Player movement now becomes a major issue.
He’s like the rest of us.