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Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

This could be very interesting for UMass and Pat Kelsey. Read this statement from AD Ryan Bamford: "The Memorandum of Understanding has a buy-out clause. It doesn't speak to specific jobs. It just speaks to his responsibility to buy the contract out once he has executed that agreement. For the first two years of the execution, it is $1 million. We have to work through that piece."

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Amaker predicted to land Georgetown job

If Tommy Amaker can land top-100 prospects at Harvard, he would certainly do so at Georgetown. The native of nearby Virginia is our guess to land the Hoyas' job.

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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

It's not quite Larry Bird scoring 47 points while shooting left-handed for much of a 1986 game against the Portland Trail Blazers but lefty Isaiah Thomas got some practice on his right-handed 3-pointers during Boston's offday practice on Thursday.

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Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

UMass announces Pat Kelsey asked out of his agreement at 3:30 p.m. Kelsey said in a statement that he asked out due to personal reasons. He said this decision was personal, nothing to do with UMass. He apologized in the statement. Kelsey was on campus Wednesday. Kelsey's photo is still the background on the UMass basketball twitter page. UMass released him, but the statement from AD Ryan Bamford said the school is still figuring out how this "impacts the executed Memorandum of Understanding." UMass will renew its search for a coach.

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Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Source tells me USF wide receiver Rodney Adams had a private workout with the Panthers today. He also has a visit scheduled with the Vikings in two weeks and has meetings/workouts scheduled with the Jaguars, Patriots and 49ers.

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Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Thursday that the Patriots are scheduled to make the traditional Super Bowl championship visit to the White House on Wednesday, April 19.

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Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

If Georgetown stays in the family, Charlotte Hornets assistant coach Patrick Ewing makes the most sense. If outside, Hoyas should make a run at Harvard's Tommy Amaker.

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Austin Ward ESPN Staff Writer 

A lot of championships to discuss between these two guys in the center of Ohio State's Pro Day: Urban Meyer and New England's Bill Belichick. The two have long had a mutual professional admiration, and it's no surprise to see the leader of the Patriots taking a close look at the Buckeyes.

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