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Dan Patrick Show: Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski discusses philosophy on taking charges (VIDEO)

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Tuesday morning Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski was a guest on “The Dan Patrick Show,” where he and Patrick discussed his playing career at Army and the many lessons he learned under head coach Bob Knight. Among those was how to take a charge, which ultimately led to Krzyzewski discussing the way in which that play is handled at Duke.

The most important step is teaching the players how to play help-side defense, with toughness and the willingness to take contact also having an important role.

source: AP

Dan Patrick Show: Dan, Kentucky head coach John Calipari clear the air (VIDEO)

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Thursday morning Kentucky head coach John Calipari was a guest on the “Dan Patrick Show,” where he and the host had quite the conversation regarding how the coach used his rotation this past season. The two went back and forth during Calipari’s time on the show, leading some to believe that there was some serious animosity between the two.

However they cleared things up Friday morning, with both noting that the exchange was all in good fun while getting in some humorous jabs at the same time.

Former Florida guard discusses Billy Donovan’s potential as an NBA head coach on ‘Dan Patrick Show’ (VIDEO)

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With the NBA Playoffs set to begin Saturday, Washington Wizards and former Florida guard Bradley Beal joined Chris Mannix on the “Dan Patrick Show” Friday morning. Among the topics discussed was the possibility of Beal’s college coach, Billy Donovan, making the move from the SEC to the NBA and Beal gave an interesting answer.

“I agree with the rumors; I think he’ll definitely leave,” Beal said. “He won’t pass that opportunity up too many times, and I think he’ll be a tremendous coach. He loves playing in pick & rolls, loves to space the floor and he gives his players freedom so I think he’ll definitely [do] well in the league.”

Donovan’s name is one that’s been tossed around the rumor mill in regards to the NBA coaching carousel of late, joining annual “favorite” Fred Hoiberg of Iowa State and UConn’s Kevin Ollie. While 16 teams continue to play there are others who either have a vacancy to fill (Denver being one) or are evaluating the head coaching position (Oklahoma City) and decisions at that level would impact the college game should a high-profile coach move to the NBA.

Jay Williams discusses state of college basketball, Kentucky on ‘The Dan Patrick Show’ (VIDEO)

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With the Final Four set to tip off Saturday afternoon, ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Williams made an appearance on “The Dan Patrick Show” Friday morning. The two discussed a variety of topics, including the state of college basketball and why Kentucky’s path to a 38-0 record isn’t considered to be a “feel-good story.”

Billy Donovan not guaranteeing a return to Florida

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Florida head coach Billy Donovan, along with UConn’s Kevin Ollie and Iowa State’s Fred Hoiberg, is on a short list of college coaches who are being targeted for NBA coaching vacancies this offseason.

Last Thursday, it was reported that Donovan, who for agreed to coach the Orlando Magic in 2007 before reversing his decision and returning to UF, had been contacted by the Cleveland Cavaliers, the team with the top pick in next month’s NBA Draft. With SEC Spring Meetings taking place this week, Donovan explained to reporters on Tuesday why he hasn’t ruled out a possible jump to the NBA, offering no guarantee about his future in Gainesville.

From the Edgar Thompson of the Orlando Sentinel:

“I think when you start making guarantees about life and start making guarantees about where you’re going to be, that’s not good,” he said. “If for some reason I ever change my mind and did something, I wouldn’t want (people) saying, ‘Well, he promised, he guaranteed, he said this on record.’ I just think when you start doing that, that’s a mistake.

“I’ve seen a lot of coaches over the years come out and say, ‘No, no, no, no, I’m not going anywere, I’m not going anywhere,’ and then all of a sudden they go somewhere and it’s like, ‘Well, this guy is a complete liar.’ I don’t want to get into that situation. There’s been some teams that have called, but that’s really it.”

Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated appeared on the Dan Patrick Show on Tuesday morning (video above), mainly to discuss his column on Memphis Grizzlies owner Robert Pera. But in the final minute of the interview, Patrick asked Mannix to provide a coaching update for teams around the NBA. Cleveland is looking for a college coach, said Mannix, and based on what Cleveland can offer Donovan, Mannix believes the longtime Gators coach could still head to the NBA.

Donovan has won 451 games in his 18 seasons at Florida. In March, he signed an extension through 2019. The Gators are projected to finish at the top of the SEC once again, along with likely preseason No. 1 Kentucky.

UConn’s Kevin Ollie discusses new contract on ‘Dan Patrick Show’ (VIDEO)

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One day after agreeing to a new five-year contract, UConn head coach Kevin Ollie appeared on “The Dan Patrick Show” to discuss his decision to remain in Storrs. The recipient of attention from multiple NBA franchises this spring Ollie stated repeatedly that his desire was to remain at his alma mater, which he led to a national title last month. Ollie also discusses how being a point guard during his playing career has helped him as a coach.