Basketball News of the Week – Nov. 7-13, 2020

Nothing But News: here’s some of what happened this week in basketball news…

November 7-13, 2020

The Ivy League became the first Division I conference to cancel its men’s and women’s basketball seasons Thursday, along with all winter sports.

Kentucky women’s basketball head coach Matthew Mitchell retired from coaching Thursday, resigning from the Wildcats as the program’s winningest coach with 333 victories since taking the job in 2007. He leaves the sideline at just age 49, and associate head coach Kyra Elzy has been named as interim.

An imminent divorce between Wichita State and Gregg Marshall was reported this week. It would mean the end to the program’s most successful coach after accusations of physical and verbal abuse from former players levied against Marshall.

The 2020 NBA Draft is coming up, the Minnesota Timberwolves are feeling opportunity and pressure with the No. 1 pick.

A 60-second documentary on Becky Hammon was released as she explained her journey in basketball as a player, as a coach, and as a person. She spoke with Dan Solomon of Texas Monthly to discuss further.

UConn women’s basketball signed Class of 2021 No. 1 recruit Azzi Fudd on Wednesday, the fourth top-ranked prospect to pick the Huskies in five years.

Mohegan Sun with host “Bubbleville” to cram 45 games in 11 days, with 40 teams converging on one location with the aim of avoiding the coronavirus. It started Nov. 25 and ends Dec. 5.

The scheduled season opener for the men’s college basketball campaign between Stetson and Miami in Coral Gables was postponed Wednesday because of COVID-19 after the Hatters have been forced into isolation following a positive test.

Duke men’s and women’s basketball games at Cameron Indoor Stadium will be without fans this season, the school announced Tuesday.

Ed Pinckney went on the Blueblood on the Mainline podcast and shared a great story about Larry Bird from when the two played together on the Celtics.

Khris Middleton Makes NBA Debut

Tuesday marked the eighth anniversary of Khris Middleton’s NBA debut. Playing for the Detroit Pistons at the time, he played more than eight minutes in a losing effort against the Houston Rockets.

Vince Carter North Carolina Jersey – Hall of Thread

This week, Logan Meyer featured his Vince Carter North Carolina jersey, throwing it back to when the iconic dunker was throwing it down in Chapel Hill.

Custom Mini Hoop Now Available – MSNLazer x Red Label

This custom mini hoop comes from MSNLazer and Red Label Sports, including a mini jam spring hoop, mini ball and a door hanging mount from Spalding.

This one-of-a-kind customizable mini hoop is now available through MSNLazer and Red Label Sports! With a mini jam spring rim and orange mini ball, this mini hoop looks and feels legit. The Spalding mount means it can hang reliably on any door frame and serve as the only decoration in your place that can transform any room into a basketball court.

We’ll be back next Friday to give you these same style of quick updates on the basketball news of the week!

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