reporting that DU plans to hire Rodney Billups as their new head coach. Rodney played at DU from 2002 to 2005. I wasn't expecting Rodney's career to take off so quickly but the move makes a lot of sense for DU. Rodney is about as plugged in to the Denver hoops scene as anybody. I wish people would stop referring to him solely as Chauncey's little brother but maybe this will give him a chance to make a name for himself. He's young, has been a part of a winning organization for several years (CU), and might be able to help DU with recruiting. The move also makes me wonder if CU and DU will start a home and home series in the future. The University of Denver has a very aggressive Athletic Director. During her time at DU she has already hired a legendary lacrosse coach, Bill Tierney, who won the NCAA championship with DU last year, first team West of North Carolina to win it. She also fired a successful hockey coach, George Gwozdecky, and replaced him with an up-and-comer, Jim Montogomery. The hockey program has remained successful. If the news is true I wish Rodney the best of success and who knows, maybe his path will wander through Boulder again someday. I don't know if this is the appropriate thread to start speculating on who will be hired to replace Rodney.