Coaching

Alabama NCAA college basketball player Collin Sexton talks with the media about heading to the NBA during a press conference in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Friday, April 6, 2018. Sexton announced his decision and says he plans to hire an agent. A projected lottery pick, he led Alabama to its first NCAA Tournament berth since 2012, thanks partly to a personal hot streak in the Southeastern Conference tournament. (AP Photo/Alabama Media Group, Vasha Hunt)
April 06, 2018 - 1:19 pm
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Avery Johnson and his wife went to watch one of his former NBA teams play recently and couldn't help but think Collin Sexton would fit right in at the next level. Now, Alabama's fleet-footed freshman point guard is aiming to prove them right after helping deliver the Crimson...
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FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2005, file photo, Penn State football coach Joe Paterno acknowledges the crowd during warm-ups before an NCAA college football game against Wisconsin in State College, Pa. “Paterno” aims to tell the polarizing story of a legend’s fall, when the most essential question can never be answered. The HBO movie directed by Barry Levinson debuts April 7 and stars Oscar winner Al Pacino as Joe Paterno, the Penn State coach whose career ended in scandal. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
April 05, 2018 - 12:00 pm
"Paterno" aims to tell the polarizing story of a legend's fall, when the most essential question can never be answered. The HBO movie directed by Barry Levinson debuts Saturday and stars Oscar winner Al Pacino as Joe Paterno, the Penn State coach whose career ended in scandal. The movie chronicles...
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Michigan's Isaiah Livers (4) and Loyola-Chicago's Cameron Krutwig (25) battle for the ball at the tip off during the first half in the semifinals of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Saturday, March 31, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
April 02, 2018 - 4:24 pm
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — For the past three weeks, it's been all about buzzer-beaters, bracket-busters and basketball — a much-needed reminder about just how beautiful this game can be. For the next six months, it will be all about ugliness and uncertainty, while college basketball wrestles with the...
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FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2011, file photo, Bob Beattie, left, and Olympic gold medal skier Julia Mancuso chat during an autograph session in Aspen, Colo. Bob Beattie, a ski racing pioneer who helped launch the Alpine World Cup circuit more than 50 years ago, has died. He was 85. His son, Zeno, said Beattie died Sunday, April 1, 2018, in Fruita, Colorado, after dealing with health issues. (AP Photo/Nathan Bilow, File)
April 02, 2018 - 3:02 pm
DENVER (AP) — The plaque that rested for years on ski icon Bob Beattie's desk was inscribed with a matter-of-fact motto: It can be done. An all-too-fitting mantra for the ski racing pioneer who helped launch the World Cup circuit more than 50 years ago and was part of the commentary crew that...
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Villanova head coach Jay Wright, left, and Michigan head coach John Beilein shake hands during an interview for CBS Sports Network's "We Need to Talk" show before the championship game of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Sunday, April 1, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
April 02, 2018 - 9:58 am
ESPN's Jay Bilas picks Villanova to cut down the nets, then reminds "AP Sports Special Events" host Jim Litke and guest co-host Ralph Russo that even if the Wildcats do beat Michigan, two national titles in three years still won't guarantee future success. But USA Today college basketball writer...
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Villanova head coach Jay Wright, left, and Michigan head coach John Beilein shake hands during an interview for CBS Sports Network's "We Need to Talk" show before the championship game of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Sunday, April 1, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
April 02, 2018 - 9:51 am
ESPN's Jay Bilas picks Villanova to cut down the nets, then reminds "AP Sports Special Events" host Jim Litke and guest co-host Ralph Russo that even if the Wildcats do beat Michigan, two national titles in three years still won't guarantee future success. But USA Today college basketball writer...
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Villanova head coach Jay Wright, left, and Michigan head coach John Beilein answer questions during an interview for CBS Sports Network's "We Need to Talk" show before the championship game of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Sunday, April 1, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
April 01, 2018 - 6:43 pm
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Jay Wright's custom-tailored suits are as sharp as Villanova's 3-point shooting. The game-day attire for Michigan coach John Beilein is more reflective of his team's emphasis on old-school fundamentals and defense. "At the end of the game tomorrow, he'll still look like George...
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March 31, 2018 - 2:59 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — Xavier stuck to custom and promoted from within to replace coach Chris Mack, hiring top assistant Travis Steele on Saturday as its 18th head coach. The move came four days after Mack — a former Musketeer player who is the winningest coach in school history — left to coach...
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March 31, 2018 - 1:28 pm
ORONO, Maine (AP) — The University of Maine says a new assistant coach on the men's basketball team is believed to be the only woman in the role in Division I basketball. School officials say Edniesha Curry was hired as one of three assistant coaches under new head coach Richard Barron. She was an...
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Former Kansas coach Larry Brown, left, talks with Kansas's Mitch Lightfoot during a practice session for the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Friday, March 30, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
March 30, 2018 - 6:58 pm
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Latest on the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Larry Brown has seen just about everything in basketball, and the veteran coach loves the lineup in this Final Four. Brown is traveling with Kansas during the NCAA Tournament, spending time around a...
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