Greg Hansen offers his take on sports figures that have made the news this week.

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I’ve never seen a college basketball coach lose as much as Sean Miller lost last week and still be so happy.

John Gianninoto was captain of the Catalina Foothills High School football team in 2005 and again at UNLV in 2010. But his agility and strengt…

Sabino High grad Lucas Reed, who went to training camp with the Denver Broncos last year, is, like Gianninoto, trying something different. The…

Also changing sports: Tedy Bruschi. The former Arizona All-America lineman will be wearing racing bib No. 27611 in Monday’s Boston Marathon. B…

Small world department: Xavier basketball coach Chris Mack, who succeeded Sean Miller, posted a twitter photograph last week in which he posed…

New York media outlets last week continued speculation that Steve Kerr will be the New York Knicks head coach next season. Kerr has never been…

The most unlikely head coach in the NBA is probably Mike Budenholzer of the Atlanta Hawks. Budenholzer was a frequent visitor at UA practices …

Sabino High and UA grad Nathan Tyler punched up the most impressive finish of his pro golf career last week. Tyler finished third in the Web.c…

Rincon/University grad Michael Thompson withdrew from the ongoing PGA Tour event in Hilton Head, S.C., when his grandfather, J. Hayes Metzger,…

One of the most impressive performances of the UA basketball season was that of student manager Trevor Derrett. He was hired by the NBA Sacram…

Arizona will play host to the Pac-12 men’s golf championships Friday through Sunday at The Gallery Golf Club. If history holds, coach Jim Ande…

Catalina Foothills senior tennis standout Jackson Lee is bidding to become the third member of his family to win the state singles championshi…

Empire High School senior Kelsey Smith, the Star’s 2013 Southern Arizona softball Player of the Year, is even better this year. Through Friday…

Tucson High School will induct a dynamic class into its T Club sports Hall of Fame on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. The Class of 2014 includes 1965 st…

The Star’s 2013-14 wrestling Coach of the Year, Amphitheater’s Sam Portillo, declined an opportunity last week to be part of Zeke Jones’ new c…

Small world department II: Last week I had the good fortune to meet retired medical software technologist William B. Mason at the Randolph Gol…

In its bid to return as a Top 25 college basketball power, Utah last week announced it had scheduled 2014-15 games against Kansas and Wichita …