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    By Lauren Victoria Burke NNPA Newswire Contributor John Thompson was the first Black coach to win the NCAA Championship. In 1984, he led the Georgetown Hoyas to victory over the Houston Cougars. In 1985 Thompson was named Coach of the Year.  He coached at Georgetown University from 1972 to 1999.  Thompson was a coach who set ...
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    By Willie Dee Ellison II Kobe Bryant, former NBA icon and Los Angeles Laker great was the most polarizing figure in Los Angeles sports for the past 20 years. Born in Philadelphia, raised in Italy, Kobe became LA’s adopted son in 1996 when then Los Angeles Laker General Manager Jerry West made the trade for ...
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    The CSUSB men’s basketball program continued their engagement in the local community recently, volunteering their time with the youth at Shandin Hills Middle School in San Bernardino. The Coyote student-athletes instructed practices with different drills and got in and participated as well. After a fun day of basketball, the Coyotes huddled all of Shandin Hills players ...
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    The University of California, Riverside Athletics Department released its 2018-19 Men’s Basketball team schedule, announcing an exciting non-conference slate that features five home games at the SRC Arena and a trip to the Tiger Thanksgiving Tournament. “We are looking forward to our 2018-19 season,” first year head coach David Patrick said. “We have assembled a ...
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    A Division I assistant coach at perennial winners LSU and Texas Christian University with a stellar recruiting record has been named the next men’s basketball head coach at University of California, Riverside. David Patrick is credited with recruiting future No. 1 NBA draft pick Ben Simmons to LSU and has also coached current NBA stars ...