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Shaka, Shocker or someone else? Who replaces Rick Barnes?

Staff writer Brian Davis’ seven potential candidates Texas may pursue to replace Rick Barnes, listed in order of probability that the Longhorns could get: Shaka Smart, Virginia Commonwealth Record: 163-56 (6 years). Age: 37 Pros: Jumped onto the national radar by leading VCU to the 2011 Final Four. VCU was ranked as high as … Read More

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Source: Texas officials will release men’s basketball coach Rick Barnes

Texas officials have decided to release men’s basketball coach Rick Barnes, the winningest coach in school history, a source told the American-Statesman on Saturday. The high-level source, who is familiar with the situation, said school officials reached their final decision Saturday and plan on making an announcement either Sunday or Monday. It’s … Read More

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Follow Live: Texas vs. Butler in the NCAA Tournament

Kirk Bohls and Brian Davis are live tweeting from Texas’ first game of the NCAA Tournament. In other Big 12 action this afternoon, UAB upset Iowa State, 60-59, which busted the American-Statesman’s Cedric Golden’s bracket (and probably a few others). Several people took to Twitter with their reactions from the game, … Read More

FROM THE ARCHIVES (Feb. 28, 2007): The making of Kevin Durant

SUITLAND, Md. — Basketball waited for Kevin Durant on the far side of a football field. When her youngest son was 7, Wanda Pratt enrolled him in the Boys & Girls Club in Capital Heights, Md., across the Anacostia River from Washington D.C. The fee she paid entitled Durant to … Read More

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Big question: T.J., how do you do it?

When will the questions end? When will all of the answers be given, and when will everything be known? T.J. Ford, who turned 20 two weeks ago, might have been the most interrogated teen-age basketball player this year in any state not spelled O-H-I-O. Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

FROM THE ARCHIVES: BOHLS: Trip to Final Four is major milestone for UT

SAN ANTONIO — Just before heading down the highway for the South Regional, Rick Barnes wistfully shared some of his recent mail with the Texas players. He wanted to ensure that they had an appreciation of what was at stake and what had gone on before. In this case, long … Read More