Press Break The Post's Rundown of Local and National College Basketball
News Feed - April 14, 2009

The college basketball season may be well over, but that won't stop the Press Break News Feed.

Isiah Thomas is going from the New York Knicks to... Florida International? The Golden Panthers "reassigned" former coach Sergio Rouco on Monday, whatever that means, and the former Indiana Hoosiers and Detroit Pistons star, who was fired in 2008 after a disastrous five-year run as Knicks coach and president, will be hired. The Golden Panthers went 55-94 in Rouco's five seasons.

Meanwhile, the biggest coaching opening left on the men's side is at Xavier, and AD Mike Bobinski said Monday he is soon to make a recommendation to Father Michael J. Graham, the school's president. Sean Miller departed after five seasons at the Atlantic 10 powerhouse to take the Arizona job. Assistant coach Chris Mack is said to be a candidate.

On the women's side, North Carolina State is still deciding who should replace the legendary Kay Yow, who passed away Jan. 24. Just about everyone wants to see interim coach Stephanie Glance get the job, but the school apparently still is looking.

Staying in school: Kansas's Sherron Collins and Cole Aldrich, making the Jayhawks a legitimate 2010 title contender. Coach Bill Self also is bringing in a highly regarded recruiting class, so expect to see Kansas get some No. 1 consideration in the preseason polls. Wake Forest's Al-Farouq Aminu, who surprised some people by returning for his sophomore season after averaging 12.9 points and 8.2 rebounds as a freshman.

Connecticut center Hasheem Thabeet is getting a taste of the high-profile life, the kind you don't get in Storrs. Whether he returns remains up in the air, but at this point it doesn't seem likely.

John Calipari got a lukewarm reception from the crowd at a charity event near Memphis. I wonder why? Calipari did tell the crowd that he did receive a standing ovation at a Dunkin' Donuts. So he's got that going for him.

And finally, Duke's Greg Paulus saw his playing time steadily erode over his time in Durham, N.C., so now he's turning to football? Pro Football Talk reports that the Green Bay Packers have worked out the Blue Devils guard.

By Matt Bonesteel  |  April 14, 2009; 9:22 AM ET
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