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Brendan Haywood on UNC's Coaching, NCAA Chances

Brendan Haywood: "Carolina is capable of knocking off anybody. They don't have the Kennedy Meeks and the Brice Johnson and the Isaiah Hicks, those type of player anymore, so they are basically playing through the perimeter. When they are hot they can beat anybody, but at the same time when those shots aren't falling, it can be a tough time for them."

Former North Carolina center Brendan Haywood remembers making history against Miami

During his senior year in the 2000-01 season, Brendan Haywood recorded the first triple-double in North Carolina men’s basketball history. Adding even more mystique to the milestone, he did it with blocks as one of the three categories. Haywood recorded 18 points, 14 rebounds and 10 blocks, which was then a program record for a single game.

Brendan Haywood on Life Alongside Jordan and LeBron

Only four men in NBA history have played with Michael Jordan and LeBron James. Former UNC center Brendan Haywood, now an analyst for NBA TV, is one of those lucky, rare few. The Ringer talked to Haywood about the differences between the two superstars, what they were like as teammates and people, and where he falls on the great GOAT debate.

Video: UNC 107, Georgia Tech 100 (2 OT) - Feb. 8, 1998

Shammond Williams scores 42 points in 107-100 double overtime win at Georgia Tech. Plus some vintage Ed Cota, Vince Carter, Antawn Jamison, Brendan Haywood, and Ademola Okulaja.

Tar Heels Today: Roy offers Montgomery, Hollins at the Super Bowl

Roy Williams offers E.J. Montgomery, Mack Hollins meets the Super Bowl media, UNC women's basketball faces No. 5 Notre Dame, a classic UNC-Duke flashback and more in Tar Heels Today.

Giving up triples might earn Theo Pinson a triple-double

In the entire history of UNC men’s basketball, there have been just two recorded triple-doubles. Brendan Haywood logged the first Tar Heel triple-double on Dec. 4, 2000 against Miami. Jason Capel followed 13 days later against Buffalo. One would think that surely another player had achieved a triple-double at some point. But you would be wrong. Enter Theo Pinson.

Brendan Haywood's Natural Transition to Broadcasting

Charles Barkley knows Brendan Haywood is a shot blocker. A week ago, he didn’t. Last weekend during CBS and Turner Sports’ NCAA tournament coverage, Barkley joked about the former UNC center’s defense. Haywood, a relative newcomer to the broadcasting scene, didn’t hesitate coming back at Barkley, reminding him of his status as the all-time block leader at UNC.

Brendan Haywood talks North Carolina basketball

Which player on the Tar Heels this year has been your favorite to watch and why? Brendan Haywood: Joel Berry. I think he’s the engine of the team. He’s what really makes the team go. We saw earlier in the season when he was hurt, the team just didn’t quite play as well. When he plays well, I think Carolina plays well. So I really like what he’s done this year.

CBS Analyst Brendan Haywood Talks March Madness And Music

Former NBA center Brendan Haywood is one of the new faces to join March Madness' multi-media team and will serve as a studio analyst in Atlanta through the first weekend. Currently a broadcaster for ESPN, CBS, and NBA TV, I sat down with the seven-footer, who spent 14 years in the NBA paint and chopped it up about all things hoops...and a few other things.

The Primary Break: UNC-UVa. Quick Takes

Justin Jackson scored 18 of his 20 points in the first half. On the night, he moved past Brendan Haywood and Deon Thompson into 34th place on the all-time scoring list with 1,415 points. Kennedy Meeks had a huge 13-point, 7-rebound second half. He also blocked three shots in the game to move past Serge Zwikker into 13th place on UNC’s all-time list with 134.

Brendan Haywood knew Brice Johnson was in for a breakout year

Former NBA and UNC big man Brendan Haywood, now an analyst with CBS Sports, stopped by The David Glenn Show on Wednesday to talk about his Final Four experiences, his thoughts on the Coach K-Dillon Brooks exchange and what he sees in this year’s Tar Heel team. He also had nice things to say about Brice Johnson's development.

Viewer’s Guide: How to watch UNC-centric Final Four coverage

Team-specific presentations on TNT and truTV for the national semifinals and title game will be catered toward fans of individual Final Four teams, complete with custom music, graphics, show packaging, team-centric replays and custom halftimes with school features. UNC's broadcast team on TNT includes Wes Durham, Brendan Haywood, and Dwayne Ballen.

Former UNC star Brendan Haywood, Samuel L. Jackson rip Mike Krzyzewski

Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski apologized Saturday for comments he made to Oregon forward Dillon Brooks after the Ducks knocked off the Blue Devils in the Sweet 16, but that hasn’t shielded him from criticism. Former North Carolina star Brendan Haywood, now an analyst for CBS Sports Network, didn’t hold back when discussing the incident.

Brendan Haywood makes voice heard as TV analyst

If you’re watching the NCAA tournament this month, and the big guy in the sharp suit and stylish eyeglasses looks familiar, well, he should. Because Brendan Haywood is still one of us. The 7-footer grew up in Greensboro. He won a state title at Dudley. He went to two Final Fours at North Carolina. He won an NBA championship with the Dallas Mavericks.

Lucas: Joel James Wants To Play Big

National champion-turned-radio broadcaster Eric Montross took a very early interest in Joel James and regularly offers pre-practice or pre-game advice. This summer, James expanded his big man research archive, working with a variety of Carolina big man alums, including Sean May and Brendan Haywood. The latter gave the pupil some priceless advice:

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