Grizzlies guard Mike Conley Jr. supports an NBA return for former Ohio State teammate Greg Oden. "I'd love for Memphis to reach out to him," Conley told me. "[It'd] be a good fit—being somewhere where people will embrace him and being around me because we have a relationship." ... I asked Golf Channel's Steve Sands if the USGA would pair Tiger Woods and Sergio García in the U.S. Open. "They've done stuff like that before," he said, "but I don't think they'll try it this time. The last thing they want to do is take away from the event." ... Phil Jackson talked about why he didn't want the Lakers job this season: "I told [fiancée] Jeanie [Buss], I think maybe we can get out of the Western Conference, but I'd hate to lose in the Finals again. I started thinking about how one would beat Miami." ... Duck Dynasty star and LSU fan Willie Robertson told me that Florida coach Will Muschamp asked him to stand on the Gators' sideline against the Tigers. "I said, 'Coach, have you lost your mind?' " Robertson told me. "I'd need 20 security guys to get out of there."