Brian Reese News Archive

4 recruiting classes have contributed to matching titles for Triangle rivals

1. Class of 1990 Eric Montross, Derrick Phelps, Brian Reese, Clifford Rozier, Pat Sullivan and Kevin Salvadori made up coach Dean Smith’s top-ranked recruiting haul in 1990. “The bragging rights for Tobacco Road were pretty substantial at that time,” Montross said. “You had a significant number of guys playing at a very high level. It was great. I enjoyed the competition."

For Monmouth's King Rice, emotions may play a role at UNC

This is not the first time King Rice will take his team to UNC (Wed., 7 PM, ESPNU), and it probably won't be the last. A generation ago, Rice patrolled Dean Smith's backcourt, helping push the 1991 Tar Heels to the Final Four. On New Year's Day 2012, Rice took his first Monmouth team to the Smith Center, complete with then-assistants Brian Reese and Derrick Phelps.

UNC Basketball Career Leaderboard Updates: 12/11

Nate Britt’s five steals moved him into UNC’s all-time top 50 with 95. He now ranks 49th, as he passed Antawn Jamison (93) and Donald Williams (93). Kennedy Meeks and Justin Jackson moved up on the career scoring list. Meeks passed Brian Reese, and is in 62nd with 1,118 points. Jackson moved by the great “Hook” Dillon, and now sits in 67th with 1,066 points.

Illinois State names Brian Reese assistant basketball coach

Brian Reese learned from one of college basketball's coaching legends in the late Dean Smith. He knows what it's like to reach the top, too, as a starting small forward when UNC won the 1993 NCAA title. Reese believes he can share those experiences and help Illinois State reach its goals, too. The 44-year-old was named the Redbirds' newest assistant coach Tuesday.

King Rice, Brian Reese set for on-court reunion

King Rice's friendship with Brian Reese goes back a quarter-century to 1990 when Rice was a senior at UNC, Reese was a freshman, and together they helped the Tar Heels reach the 1991 Final Four. After all the years and all the memories together, what does Rice think it's going to be like coaching against Reese for the first time? "Funny," Rice said. "Brian is one of my closest friends."

Monmouth assistant Brian Reese tabbed as new Georgian Court coach

King Rice's coaching tree received its first branch on Thursday. Hawks assistant coach Brian Reese will be named head coach at Division II Georgian Court University. Official word from the Lakewood school is expected on Monday. Reese, a former teammate of Rice at the University of North Carolina in the early 1990's, is the first Rice assistant to land a head-coaching gig.

Lessons Learned From Coach Dean Smith

Brian Reese, an assistant under King Rice at Monmouth and a member of the Tar Heels’ 1993 national championship team, remembers the emphasis not being placed on who scored the most points, but how many passes a player deflected, how many screens someone set, and how many offensive rebounds someone grabbed. If a player wanted to buck the system and show off some individual move in practice, Dean Smith would stop everything.

Audio: King Rice, Brian Reese, and Derrick Phelps

King Rice, Brian Reese, and Derrick Phelps talk to the media following Monmouth's loss to Carolina.

UNC hopes to burn Rice in coaching return

Monmouth is coached by former North Carolina point guard King Rice, who’s in his first year at the West Long Branch, NJ, school. Two of Rice’s assistant coaches are Tar Heels from the same era — Derrick Phelps, also a former point guard, and Brian Reese, an athletic forward during his playing career. Phelps and Reese were starters on UNC’s 1993 NCAA championship team.

King Rice takes Hawks to Chapel Hill

When Monmouth University steps inside the building for a 3 pm contest against the Tar Heels, the Hawks will of course get booed. However, when they first step on the floor, one can imagine that the coaching staff may get quite the ovation. Head coach King Rice, along with assistant coaches Brian Reese and Derrick Phelps, are native sons of Chapel Hill. For those three, today is a homecoming.

New Monmouth coach King Rice rounds out staff

New Monmouth basketball coach King Rice has turned to his North Carolina roots to help fill out his coaching staff. The former Tar Heels point guard announced Friday that former North Carolina teammates Brian Reese and Derrick Phelps will serve as assistant coaches, along with veteran coach Rick Callahan.

Report card: Grading the coaching hires

Monmouth - In: King Rice; Out: Dave Calloway; Rice played at North Carolina and has been at Vanderbilt over the last few years as an assistant under Kevin Stallings. It’s a solid pick, but I’m still concerned with his staff. He hired a pair of former UNC players in Derrick Phelps and Brian Reese. Grade: B-

Video: 1992 UNC-Wake game

On February 8, 1992, Carolina came back from a 22-point deficit to defeat Wake Forest 80-78 in Chapel Hill. Hubert Davis scored a career-high 30 points, and Brian Reese hit the game-winner at the buzzer.

Brian Reese joins High Point men's basketball staff

Former UNC basketball standout Brian Reese has joined the High Point University men's basketball staff as assistant coach, head coach Scott Cherry has announced. Reese and Cherry were teammates on UNC's 1993 national championship team. "Brian is a tremendous addition and brings a wealth of knowledge to our staff," said Cherry.

From the Vault: Carolina Kids

The Tar Heel newcomers—7-foot center Eric Montross, 6'10" power forward, Clifford Rozier, 6'8" small forward Pat Sullivan, 6'5" wing guard Brian Reese and 6'3" point guard Derrick Phelps—are crammed onto a single page in the Tar Heels' media guide, while a redshirt freshman who didn't see a single minute of playing time last season got an entire page to himself. Dean Smith can lead all manner of studhorses to Chapel Hill, but he won't let them drink until he's good and ready.

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