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Going forward, Marquette must find its Shabazz Napier-type

With every curl he ran off of to perfection, with every 3-pointer he attempted with ease and with every transition attempt he confidently attacked the basket on, Shabazz Napier left those watching Monday’s national championship in more awe than the play before. This wasn’t anything new for Connecticut’s senior point guard, who scored 25 points in a […]

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Steve Wojciechowski made an impact at his introductory press conference. (Photo credit: MU Athletics)

Relationships, work ethic make Wojo the perfect fit

The greatest team Steve Wojciechowski has ever been a part of has never won a basketball game. They don’t wear jerseys. They never play in front of one of the nation’s most rabid fan bases or inside one of the most iconic home courts in the country. They don’t fight for conference titles, cut down nets or hoist trophies at […]

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Ben Howland has been a rumored candidate for the Marquette opening almost since the beginning. Photo credit: Brendan Maloney / USA TODAY Sports.

Nelson: Ben Howland best fits Marquette’s criteria

While sitting in the media room Thursday at the Al McGuire Center and listening to Bill Cords discuss Marquette’s coaching vacancy, two traits became apparently clear for a coach to be considered for the job. First, a track record of success at a major program. “We feel we have everything in place in terms of support […]

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There's plenty to learn from how Marquette's interest in Shaka Smart was covered. (USA Today)

Strotman: What we can learn from the Shaka Smart fiasco

For three hours on Monday, Shaka Smart apparently was the 17th head men’s basketball coach in Marquette history. And from the moment that apparent report surfaced on social media until Thursday evening, when I confirmed a report from Garry Parrish that Smart was no longer considering the job, every moment spent on social media, on my phone […]

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Ben Howland would be a perfect fit at Marquette. (USA Today)

Why Ben Howland is the man for Marquette

Marquette’s next hire needs to be a home run. That’s true for just about every school in the country with a job opening, and the Golden Eagles aren’t exempt. A source told Paint Touches that the administration is looking for an experienced head coach who has “had elite success,” which seems to throw out the […]

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