Doug Moe News Archive

Doug Moe gets his due

Doug Moe was a victim of a 1961 basketball betting scandal. During his senior year at North Carolina and after completing his four seasons of eligibility for the Tar Heels, the scandal broke and Chancellor William Aycock suspended him from school. Donnie Walsh, later an NBA executive with several teams, was Moe’s teammate at UNC. “We knew it was all totally B.S.”

Doug Moe receives 2018 Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award

It's tricky giving Doug Moe the credit he’s due as one of the godfathers of today’s fast-paced, big-scoring, offensive-minded style of pro basketball. There’s no book to prove it. The man who turned nothing into a real cool hand and usually had the last laugh on Sunday was named the 2018 recipient of the Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award.

George Karl named 2012-13 NBA Coach of the Year

After leading the Denver Nuggets to a team-record 57 wins, George Karl is the recipient of the Red Auerbach Trophy as the 2012-13 NBA Coach of the Year, the league announced today. Karl, who guided the Nuggets to the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference, joins Doug Moe as the only coaches in franchise history to win the award. It also is the first time Karl has received the honor in his 25 NBA seasons.

D-League coach (and DQ owner) Joe Wolf on NBA's radar

Joe Wolf has a lot of the requisite qualities [of an NBA coach]. Not only was he influenced heavily by his four years of playing for Dean Smith, but Wolf also is part of the Carolina brotherhood that has produced Larry Brown, Doug Moe, George Karl and so many other excellent coaches. He knows what it's like to be a first-round pick (No. 13 overall in 1987, by the Clippers) and to adjust to a variety of roles to fit into a team.

Lineage Important to Success at Top Programs

When Frank McGuire took over in 1952, North Carolina's fate as one of the nation's best teams was sealed. He led the Tar Heels to the national championship and an undefeated season in 1957. At UNC, he coached future NBA executives and coaches like Billy Cunningham, Brown, Donnie Walsh, and Doug Moe. McGuire also brought on Smith as an assistant. When McGuire left to coach the Philadelphia Warriors, Smith took over in 1961.

Larry Brown, Doug Moe cross paths via opposing teams

Their hair is gray, their legs are shot and they work on opposite sides of the bench these days. Still, it's always a nice reunion when best buddies Larry Brown and Doug Moe are on the court together. One of the sport's great one-two combos - two North Carolina Tar Heels who played, coached and laughed a lot together in the old ABA - were on opposite benches Friday night when the Nuggets played the Knicks.

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