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Talking Hoops with Ted Sarandis – May 5, 2016

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Welcome to Talking Hoops with Ted Sarandis. In this edition, we start by looking back at a departed legend, then continue with some off-season developments.

First, we look back at the life of the late Pearl Washington, a college basketball legend. While he had a relatively uneven NBA career, there is no mistaking that he will be remembered for his college days at Syracuse both on its own merits and within the larger context of the Big East and its rise.

Next, we turn to the NBA Draft, particularly underclassmen who declared. A few have said they are coming back, and we look at what that means, as well as what it could mean if some others stay in the draft or also withdraw, including for the national runner-up.

After that, we return to the Big East as some non-conference games next season will bring us back to some earlier days of the conference. There’s one rivalry that is about to be renewed on a big stage, and it is frankly a big deal.

The transfer wire has topped 500 players and isn’t really slowing down, but one transfer in particular that recently happened is noteworthy, and we look at it and its implications for the player’s new team.

We also briefly touch on the coaching carousel, which by now is down to just one opening, though a couple of openings nearly came about as some head coaches had opportunities to leave to become assistant coaches much like Heath Schroyer did in leaving UT-Martin for NC State.

Click here to listen to this conversation.

Also, you can access past conversations at the links below:

January 29, 2016
February 5, 2016
February 12, 2016
February 19, 2016
February 26, 2016
March 4, 2016
March 11, 2016
March 16, 2016
March 18, 2016
March 22, 2016
March 26, 2016
March 28, 2016
March 31, 2016
April 5, 2016
April 13, 2016
April 19, 2016

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College Basketball Tonight

We hope you enjoyed COLLEGE BASKETBALL TONIGHT during the 2016 NCAA Tournament. COLLEGE BASKETBALL TONIGHT is a comprehensive look at the NCAA Tournament hosted by veteran college basketball broadcaster Ted Sarandis, along with co-hosts Mike Jarvis and Terry O'Connor, both former Division I coaches. It also included many great guests, including Hoopville's own Phil Kasiecki.

The show aired on AM 710 WOR in New York City on Sunday evenings starting with Selection Sunday and running through the NCAA Tournament.

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"As you read this book, I hope that Coach Jarvis' experiences inspire you to find your purpose in life."
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"Mike Jarvis' is one of my special friends. I am so pleased that he has taken the time to write this fabulous book."
-Mike Krzyzewski, Five-time NCAA championship head coach, Duke Blue Devils

"In reading this book, I can see that Mike hasn't lost his edge or his purpose. Readers should take a look at what he has to say."
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