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Sunday / December 8.
  • PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Former Knicks coach Jeff Van Gundy likes where the Knicks are, wherever that is once the lockout ends, but he doesn’t see them coming out of the Eastern Conference anytime soon.

    “I don’t think anybody’s beating the Heat in the East,” he said Friday at Rutgers at the first annual clinic to benefit The¬†Brayden Carr Foundation.

    “I think the Heat will continue to get better. I think the Heat will face less noise this year.”

    He added: “I still think they’re going to win multiple championships.”

    PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Schools from Miami to Ohio State to Oregon are under investigation by the NCAA.

    University presidents from Syracuse to Pittsburgh to Texas A&M have forsaken long-standing conference ties in favor of a money grab for television deals.

    Yet amidst all this doom and gloom, the college basketball community flashed its brighter side Friday when several of its most well known figures united at Rutgers for the inaugural Brayden Carr Foundation clinic.

    Naismith Hall of Fame coach Bob Hurley of St. Anthony, Kansas coach Bill Self, Kentucky coach John Calipari, former Knicks and Rockets coach Jeff Van Gundy, former NBA coach Larry Brown and Rutgers coach Mike Rice gave clinics to more than 500 coaches at the Rutgers Athletic Center.

    PISCATAWAY, N.J. — UCLA has won 11 NCAA basketball championships, the most all time.

    Kentucky is second with seven.

    Yet Kentucky coach John Calipari says the Wildcats could have approached UCLA’s total if the one-and-done rule were not in effect.

    “It’s not the ’70s,” he said Friday at Rutgers at the first annual clinic to benefit “In Brayden’s Eyes, The¬†Brayden Carr Foundation.” “Could you imagine if I had these guys three and four years? It would be UCLA.”

    The New York City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Jason Gonzalez, 19, of The Bronx as a suspect in the shooting of Arizona junior wing Kevin Parrom of The Bronx.

    In a story first reported by SNY.tv, Parrom was inside 1200 Woodycrest Avenue early Saturday morning when he had a dispute with two other men.

    “One of the men then shot the victim once in the right leg before fleeing on foot in an unknown