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Pat Sullivan in talks to become New York Knicks assistant coach

The the New York Knicks are in "advanced talks" with Pat Sullivan about becoming an assistant to new head coach David Fizdale. Sullivan played for Dean Smith at North Carolina, helping the Tar Heels to a national championship in 1993. After coaching at UNC and UNC-Wilmington, Sullivan was an assistant coach for the Pistons, Nets, Wizards and Clippers.

Carolina hosts Valor Games for military athletes with disabilities

The Valor Games, an introductory Paralympic sports competition for veterans and active-duty service members with disabilities, came to UNC on Tuesday for a day of competition in the Dean Smith Center. Nearly 125 athletes from around the country are competing in this year’s games, which includes archery, wheelchair basketball, powerlifting and more.

Dre Bly Takes Picture with Dean Smith's Son

The Carolina family connects sports and generations and all walks of life. Former UNC cornerback Dre Bly, one of the best Tar Heel football players ever, recently posted a photo of himself with Scott Smith, the son of legendary UNC basketball coach Dean Smith. The image connected Carolina football with basketball and two of the very best to ever do it in college athletics.

An Afternoon with Phil Ford

It has been 40 years since Phil Ford ran the legendary Four Corners offense for Dean Smith, but Ford remains perhaps the most popular athlete in the history of North Carolina. “Fabulous Phil” will be giving two basketball workshops Saturday at Southern Season, beginning at noon at the University Place Mall entrance to Southern Season.

Dean Smith, Bones McKinney, Vic Bubas helped put ACC basketball on the map

Bones McKinney, among a handful of military veterans who played basketball for the Wolfpack and Tar Heels straddling World War II, became Wake’s head coach in 1957-58. Within a few years the ACC’s balance of power shifted as Everett Case’s N.C. State program waned and Dean Smith tried to gain traction in Chapel Hill following Frank McGuire’s 1961 departure.

Take a Look Inside the Home Designed for UNC Basketball Coach Dean Smith

When Jean and Dave Haas began their home search, words like “modernism” and “famous former owner” weren’t anywhere near the top of their must-have list. “We wanted a new adventure,” says Jean. And they got one – in the form of a light- filled, mid-century modern classic designed by Arthur Cogswell in 1964 for UNC basketball coach Dean Smith.

Delany family gives $1 million gift to the Carolina Edge initiative

Jim Delany may be commissioner of the Big Ten Conference, but he is a lifetime member of the UNC basketball family and his Tar Heel roots run deep. Delany came to Carolina to play for the late, great Dean Smith and went to two NCAA Final Fours. Now, the Delany family is taking their commitment even further with a $1 million gift to the Carolina Edge initiative.

Video: UNC Basketball - Everywhere is a Gym

The North Carolina men's basketball team likes to take full advantage of the beautiful weather in Chapel Hill, often taking their off-season workout to the Dean E. Smith Center parking lot. This video looks back on #ThrowbackThursday at one of their recent outdoor workouts.

Chansky’s Notebook: Real Dean of ACC Basketball?

So was it Everett Case, Frank McGuire, Vic Bubas or Dean Smith who is most responsible for this treasure we call ACC Basketball? Each man has a good case for the title of “ACC godfather,” including Case. But since he passed the test of time, overlapped eras and rules changes in the game — and kept winning through it all — I’ll go with that guy Smith, the Dean.

How Roy Williams' Scheduling Philosophy Differs From Dean Smith's

Normally, a team at the level of Elon will never get a home game against a P5 opponent, let alone one that is in their back yard. It also never would have happened under Roy Williams’ mentor Dean Smith. Famously, one of the biggest pieces of advice that Frank McGuire gave Smith was to never schedule in-state opponents. Smith strictly held to that philosophy.

Tar Heels Announce 2018-19 Non-Conference Basketball Schedule

A first-ever on-campus game against Gonzaga, a neutral-site contest against Kentucky, a Thanksgiving tournament in Las Vegas, and home games against a pair of former Tar Heel assistant coaches highlight the 2018-19 non-conference schedule for the UNC men's basketball team. Carolina will host Gonzaga at the Dean E. Smith Center on December 15th

Joel Berry Earns Dean Smith MVP Award

Senior point guard Joel Berry II was named the winner of the Dean Smith Most Valuable Player award at the 2017-18 UNC men's basketball awards ceremony held Wednesday night at the Carolina Inn. Berry led Carolina in scoring (17.1 ppg) and three-point field goals (93) and led the ACC in free throw shooting at 89.3 percent, the second highest in UNC history.

They came to remember Woody

They came to remember Woody on Sunday at Carmichael Arena, in the place where decades ago the North Carolina students would chant his name until he acknowledged the crowd. This was the building where Woody Durham, the longtime radio voice of the North Carolina football and basketball teams, put words to some of Dean Smith’s best teams.

Look Back: 25th Anniversary of UNC's 1993 Title

Thursday, April 5, 2018 is the 25th anniversary of North Carolina's 1993 National Championship game win over Michigan. The Tar Heels defeated the Wolverines 77-71 to clinch UNC's third NCAA National Championship and head coach Dean Smith's second title. In the game, UNC guard Donald Williams scored 25 points on 8-for-12 shooting (5-for-7 from three).

Video: UNC Beats Michigan's Fab-5 to Win 1993 NCAA Title - April 5, 1993

Final Four MVP Donald Williams score 25 points for the second Final Four game in a row, Eric Montross scores 16 and George Lynch posts his fourth straight double-double as UNC avenges an earlier loss to Michigan with 77-71 victory in the 1993 NCAA title game. The win gives Dean Smith his second NCAA championship.

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