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Noon Rumble: NBA player for open UAB job? Plus Macura arrest, Taylor Swift and more

Should one be interviewing for college basketball positions in between NBA games? And is Lonzo Ball going to change the game forever?

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We had so many excellent April Fools ideas, so many.

We still might do an April Fools post.

But instead, we're gonna fire up the offseason link dumpage, because we all want to keep on top of the hot college hoops news.

Non-sports news: As coal companies declare bankruptcy, can they clean up the polluted mine sites they leave in their wake?... Chicago public school teachers on a one-day strike... North Korea is jamming GPS signals near its border... US job growth on a solid pace, according to analysts... Brazil's politicians accuse the current President of corruption in their bid to impeach her - but are more corrupt themselves... former NBA star Kevin Johnson is under fire for corruption surrounding school initiatives...

Rumble IconWild man JP Macura, a wing on the Xavier Musketeers, was arrested after pulling down his pants in a bar and showing a fake ID belonging to "Myles Fox Morrissey."

Macura is 20 years old, hence the fake ID to get into the bar. Banners on the Parkway breaks down the charges. A FanPost on Big East Coast Bias imagines how the night went down, with Russian literature.

Rumble IconIsaiah Whitehead, Seton Hall's star guard from Brooklyn's Lincoln High, has declared for the NBA Draft without an agent - meaning he can take his name back from the list and return to college.

Which is likely, but he's finding out what teams think of him right now.

Rumble IconJason Terry, a 17-year NBA veteran playing for the possibly-playoff-bound Houston Rockets, interviewed with Alabama-Birmingham about their open coaching position.

UAB's coach recently took the head coach job at Stanford University, after former coach Johnny Dawkins was let go. (Dawkins has landed at Central Florida already.)

Terry, a 6'2" guard who played at the University of Arizona under Lute Olsen, has no coaching experience. Some may make the comparison to Chris Mullin; but here, the closer comparison is to Clyde Drexler, who took the reins at his alma mater Houston for two years immediately after his playing career. Drexler DEFINITELY was not ready.

Rumble IconIs UCLA's incoming guard Lonzo Ball set to push the limits of basketball from the moment he steps onto the Pauley Pavilion court?

(Well, that's some advance hype!)

Rumble IconSome more suitors for one of St. John's transfer targets, Anthony Livingston, a power forward from Arkansas State who is immediately eligible.

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