Thanks but no thanks was the message Connecticut men’s basketball coach Kevin Ollie essentially delivered Wednesday when he issued a statement regarding the rumors he is an NBA coaching candidate. “As I have said many times, I am proud and honored to be the head basketball coach at the University of Connecticut and I have no plans to pursue other opportunities,” Ollie said, per NBC Sports. “We are already excited about next season and I am looking forward to preparing our team to be the best we can be on the court, in the classroom and in our community.”
February 9, 2016 | 6:07 pm EST Update
Ronald Tillery: Griz center Marc Gasol has a broken right foot and will be out indefinitely, sources told The Commercial Appeal
Medical tests revealed a mid-foot fracture and the 7-footer could miss the remainder of this season. He has been ruled out indefinitely. It is unclear exactly when Gasol suffered the injury. Last Saturday, Gasol and Griz coach Dave Joerger acknowledged that Gasol was playing with an injury. Gasol started Monday night but departed late in the first quarter of the Grizzlies’ 112-106 overtime loss to the Portland Trail Blazers. Gasol was cleared to play and not at risk to further injure himself.
Marc J. Spears: Quote from Kings head coach George Karl’s agent: “If they let George do his job and coach this team like he’s done in the past, they will get what they are both always seeking, respectability as a team and organization,” said agent Warren Legarie, who represents George Karl, to Yahoo! Sports.