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Former UK star, assistant coach Dwane Casey tabbed NBA Coach of the Year

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Former Kentucky standout and assistant coach Dwane Casey received one of the highest honors in the NBA Monday night. Casey was named the NBA Coach of the Year after guiding the Raptors to a 59-23 record and a berth in the playoffs. The record was the best in the Eastern Conference but the Raptors fired Casey after dropping a series to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern...

Report: Josh Harrellson to make return to NBA on two-year deal with Detroit Pistons

Staff report   Former UK forward Josh Harrellson has returned to the NBA.   Josh Harrellson. (File photo by Jon Hale) Harrellson, who spent the 2012-13 season in China, has signed a two-year contract with the Detroit Pistons, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reports. Harrellson was named MVP of the Chinese Basketball Association after averaging 22 points and 18 rebounds per game.   Harrellson...

Tayshaun Prince, Brandon Knight at UK to teach next generation of basketball stars

Eight University of Kentucky men’s basketball alumni currently playing in the NBA are expected to return to Lexington for a game versus the Dominican National Team next month, but a pair of former UK stars were in town Thursday to help train the next generation of Kentucky basketball stars.   [widgets_on_pages id=”Jon”] Former UK All-American and current Detroit Pistons free...

UK boasts 17 former players in the NBA with addition of four draftees Thursday

After being selected in the NBA Draft Thursday, UK alumni Enes Kanter, Brandon Knight, Josh Harrellson and DeAndre Liggins join 13 other UK alumni in the NBA. You can see the full list of UK alumni and their teams at the end of the 2011 season below. Players are listed by number of years in the league: Nazr Mohammed — Oklahoma City Thunder* Jamaal Magloire — Miami Heat* Tayshaun Prince...

Kanter, Knight selected in NBA Draft lottery; Faried, Mack, Harrellson, Liggins also picked

Enes Kanter never played for the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team, but when the Utah Jazz selected him with the No. 3 pick in the NBA draft Thursday Kanter was listed as from Istanbul, Turkey, and UK.   The NCAA ruled Kanter was permanently ineligible on Jan. 7 for accepting just over $33,000 above necessary expenses while playing club basketball in Turkey.   [widgets_on_pages...