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.”
May 4, 2016 | 6:56 pm EDT Update
If Boston can’t package some of their picks to acquire more talent, the Celtics will look even closer than usual at drafting players from overseas with the intent that they don’t join Boston’s roster for a couple of years.
With eight draft picks [three in the first round and five in the second], the list of players making the rounds will likely be longer than usual. Ainge said he anticipated the Celtics will work out 80-100 players, which is slightly more than they usually do.
Andrea Bargani used his Facebook profile to explain the reason that forced him to leave the Brooklyn Nets. Bargnani wrote that the Nets promised him many more minutes than he actually played when he signed in the off-season. So for him hadn’t any sense to stay in that situation without playing many minutes.