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When an NBA team interviews potential head coaches, it's a big deal on sports sites and the fan blogs. It gets a write-up in the hometown paper.

It's not usually headline news at the New York Times, The Washington Post, Vogue and Salon.

When actor Michael Rapaport was growing up, he convinced himself he would end up playing professional basketball. There was a major pivotal moment: the legendary 1979 NCAA championship game that featured Magic Johnson and Larry Bird, who both eventually became NBA Hall of Famers.

"That was like a game-changer for me," Rapaport told Morning Edition host David Greene. "I wanted to be like Larry Bird. I wanted to be like Magic Johnson. And I set a goal of being in the NBA, and I would live my life accordingly."

The Dallas Morning News reports on former Oklahoma State basketball player Darrell Williams and his new life at Texas A&M-Commerce, after being cleared by the Innocence Project of rape charges.

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The Memphis Grizzlies broke its series tie with a win over the Oklahoma City Thunder last night.  KOSU's Brent Weber has this recap.  

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The Oklahoma City Thunder fell to the Memphis Grizzlies 111-105 in overtime last night.  KOSU's Brent Weber has this recap.

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Tonight, the Oklahoma City Thunder head into game 2 of the NBA playoffs from Saturday's 100 to 86 win over Memphis.  KOSU's Brent Weber has this preview.