Brad Daugherty News Archive

A Case For The Naismith Hall Of Fame: Brad Daugherty

A 2-time first-team All-ACC performer, Brad Daugherty was a consensus All-America a as senior in 1986 before being selected No. 1 in the NBA draft. He played just eight seasons in the NBA. But he still made five NBA All-Star teams and finished his career with per-game averages of 19 points and 9.5 rebounds. His No. 43 is retired by the Cleveland Cavaliers.

UNC-Butler Postgame Notes

This is the 13th 30-win season for the Tar Heels. Joel Berry and Justin Jackson both scored 20-plus points for the fifth time this year. Kennedy Meeks had 11 rebounds and passed Mitch Kupchak (1,006) and Brad Daugherty (1,003) for seventh place in UNC history in career rebounds with 1,011. Luke Maye had his first career double-double with a career-high 16 points and a game-high 12 rebounds.

Turner's Take: Grand

Nearly four years of preparation by Kennedy Meeks met the opportunity in front of him on Sunday. He entered the season with 674 rebounds. He now has 326 in his senior year. At 1,000 rebounds, he is ninth all-time at North Carolina, with a shot to move as high as fifth. He's past Eric Montross and breathing down the neck of Brad Daugherty and Mitch Kupchak.

Audio: Brad Daugherty - I don't speak to Jay Williams or Jay Bilas when it's time for Duke & UNC

Brad Daugherty, UNC Basketball great, 5-time NBA All-Star and ESPN NBA Analyst, joins the Sports Shop to share his memories of the Blue Blood Rivalry with Duke while at UNC. Daugherty also talks about what it's like for him to be a team owner in NASCAR with JTG Daugherty Racing.

The Primary Break: UNC-Louisville Quick Takes

With his 14-point, 10-rebound double-double, Kennedy Meeks passed Rusty Clark on both the all-time scoring and rebounding lists. He moved into the top 10 in rebounding with 939 in his UNC career. He should pass Eric Montross (941) for ninth place in UNC’s next game at Pitt. The top 8 all have 1,000+ career rebounds (Brad Daugherty is eighth with 1,003).

Q&A with ex-UNC star Brad Daugherty: Michael Jordan never played it safe

What’s the most important thing you learned from Dean Smith? Brad Daugherty: The biggest thing is humility. Basketball was important, but he used it as a tool to accomplish other things. He had so much compassion for people. Coach Smith was a very intense competitor, but it was so important to him how we competed – with sportsmanship.

Williams, Johnson, Paige Pre-Final Four Press Conference Quotes

Q. I spoke with Brad Daugherty this week. If you could confirm that you coached him in peewee basketball, is that correct? Roy Williams: Started in the fourth grade. Let's confirm one thing, too. When I left, he was an eighth grader. He was 5'11", overweight kid, that didn't care very much. Five years later, he was one of the great prospects and great players there was.

A look back at UNC's 1984 NCAA Tournament game versus Indiana

UNC meets Indiana in the Sweet Sixteen on Friday night. It will be the first postseason meeting between the two teams since 1984. That season a 28-2 Tar Heel team which included Michael Jordan, Kenny Smith, Sam Perkins, Matt Doherty and Brad Daugherty was ranked #1 and the top seed in the East Region. Indiana was the #4 seed led by Steve Alford.

Brad Daugherty Weighs in on Confederate Flag Debate

Asked his take on the Confederate flag, Brad Daugherty, who co-owns JTG Daugherty Racing, told SiruisXM NASCAR Radio: “Being an African-American man going to the racetrack and seeing the Confederate flag...I’m a Southern kid, I’m a mountain kid, I hunt and fish, I love racing, but to walk into the racetrack and see that Confederate flag – it does make my skin crawl."

A conversation with Brad Daugherty

Born in Black Mountain, NC, Brad Daugherty rose to basketball stardom at UNC and in the NBA. Since 1994, he has covered both basketball and NASCAR for ESPN. Brad has seen his share of setbacks as well as successes, during a life built on the strong work ethic and goal-setting that he learned from his parents and mentors like Coach Dean Smith. Brad shared his story.

Speakers For Dean Smith Celebration

UNC will celebrate the life of Dean E. Smith Sunday (Feb. 22) at 2 p.m. at the Smith Center. Speaking on behalf of the Carolina Basketball Family and the Smith family will be Mickey Bell, Erskine Bowles, Billy Cunningham, Brad Daugherty, Phil Ford, Antawn Jamison, Eric Montross, Reverend Robert Seymour, former Georgetown Coach John Thompson and Carolina Coach Roy Williams.

Brad Daugherty on Dean Smith: ‘I learned more about life...from him than about basketball’

Brad Daugherty, former UNC player, former NBA star, and now ESPN college basketball analyst and part-owner of JTG Daugherty Racing: “When I got to the NBA, coach Smith would always look at what kind of watch I was wearing – he wanted to make sure I wore a Timex instead of a Rolex. He preached humility. I tried to emulate Coach in my everyday life. I learned more about life and being compassionate from him than about basketball.”

Tar Heels Host Hokies Sunday

North Carolina (13-4, 3-1 ACC) will try for its third Atlantic Coast Conference win in a row when it hosts Virginia Tech (8-8, 0-3) on Sunday night in the Smith Center. Tipoff is set for 6:32 p.m., and Adam Amin (play-by-play) and former Tar Heel All-America Brad Daugherty (analyst) will have the call for ESPNU’s national television audience.

Daugherty: Stuart Scott 'changed the whole platform'

Long before they worked together at ESPN, Brad Daugherty and Stuart Scott were mass communication majors at North Carolina. Daugherty, a native of Black Mountain, was a basketball All-American. And Scott? "He wanted to be a jock so bad it was unbelievable," Daugherty said Tuesday with a chuckle as he shared memories of Scott.

Brad Daugherty's American Kitchen & Drink to close

Daugherty's American Kitchen and Drink, 2 Gerber Road in South Asheville, will end operations in the coming days after a five-month stint, according to a press release. Brad Daugherty — a NASCAR analyst, former Cleveland Cavalier and Black Mountain native son — opened the "casual-upscale" Daugherty's American Kitchen & Drink in the former location of Frankie Bones in July.

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