J.R. Reid News Archive

Chansky’s Notebook: Part 2 — Get On The Back Boards!

How Roy Williams can even his UNC record at Cameron Indoor: For Carolina to square ol’ Roy’s record in that overrated barn, his guys have to demonstrate they are the best rebounding team in college basketball. That is how Dean Smith upset undefeated and top-ranked Duke at Cameron in 1989, imploring J.R. Reid and Scott Williams to get on the boards.

Carolina Insider Podcast: J.R. Reid

The latest episode of the Carolina Insider podcast is now available featuring a fun conversation with former Tar Heel All-America J.R. Reid about his time playing under Dean Smith in the late 1980s, the 2016-17 season and more. Join hosts Jones Angell and Adam Lucas for all the Carolina news entering a big weekend of games.

On the bench with Coach Dean Smith

From 1985 to 1987, Coach Dean Smith entrusted Adam Fleishman ’87 ’91 (M.B.A.) to manage Carolina basketball teams that included Tar Heel greats Kenny Smith, Jeff Lebo and J.R. Reid, among others. A second-generation UNC basketball manager—his father Joel ’58 managed Frank McGuire’s 1957 national championship team—Fleishman worked behind the scenes to help one of college basketball’s greatest programs run smoothly.

Dean Smith ensures all will have seat at table

J.R. Reid celebrated his 47th birthday Tuesday by taking his $200 check and gathering his family and friends at Aberdeen Barn, a Virginia Beach steakhouse. Dean Smith, Reid said, loved more than any steakhouse fare a plate of Osso Buco. Yet for Tuesday’s purposes, something far less extravagant would do. Because there is nothing simpler than a fond memory, and nothing more precious than thinking of another human being.

Video: Dean Smith Breaks Down 1989 UNC vs NC State Game

In this ACC Hidden Gem, legendary Tar Heels coach Dean Smith breaks down UNC's big win over NC State during an episode of his weekly TV show. It's a unique opportunity to hear the coach talk about keys to the 84-81 win for a Tar Heels team that featured future stars Rick Fox, Scott Williams and J.R. Reid taking on Chris Corchiani, Rodney Monroe and Chucky Brown.

Video: Dean Smith Breaks Down 1989 UNC vs Duke Game

In this ACC Hidden Gem, legendary Tar Heels coach Dean Smith breaks down UNC's big win over Duke during an episode of his weekly TV show. It's a unique opportunity to hear the coach talk about keys to the 91-71 win for a Tar Heels team that featured Rick Fox, Hubert Davis, Scott Williams and J.R. Reid.

Tar Heel legend J.R. Reid returns to UNC to talk sports business

For UNC basketball alumnus J.R. Reid, the question of whether student-athletes should be paid isn't a question at all. "Hell yeah," Reid said during a speech Wednesday night. The Carolina Sport Business Club hosted the basketball legend to discuss his experiences as both an athlete and sports entrepreneur. Reid was a professional basketball player in the NBA for 11 seasons.

Lucas: An Epic's 25th Anniversary

It seems incredibly appropriate that when J.R. Reid is reached on his cell phone this week, he the barbershop. There was a point in ACC history when Reid's trips to the barber were national news. Reid, once the owner of the most famous hightop fade in Carolina basketball history, almost singlehandedly set a hair trend and a national craze during the mid to late 1980s.

Recruiting against Tar Heels tough but not impossible

On the eve of basketball prospect Robert Johnson’s announcement of his college choice, I found myself wondering about Virginia’s track record when recruiting against North Carolina. Johnson, a 6-foot-2 point guard from Benedictine in Richmond, has not eliminated any of the four schools he has visited (UVa, UNC, Indiana and Florida State). He’s supposed to reveal his decision Friday at 3:30 p.m. UVa was involved with several Virginians who ended up picking the Tar Heels, most notably J.R. Reid and George Lynch.

Video: Reggie Bullock NBA Draft Profile

Former North Carolina star J.R. Reid profiles UNC sharpshooter Reggie Bullock and breaks down why he is one of the top prospects in the 2013 NBA Draft.

Tar Heels found Rick Fox by accident

North Carolina coach Dean Smith discovered Rick Fox at a summer camp in 1986. Fox, had just completed his junior year at Warsaw High School, was 6-7 and talented, but still raw and relatively unknown. Smith was there to watch J.R. Reid, a highly-touted recruit who was considering North Carolina and Georgetown.

Video: J.R. Reid - My Carolina Story

Former Tar Heel basketball great J.R. Reid shares one of his funniest, yet most embarrassing moments, while playing for Dean Smith at North Carolina.

J.R. Reid Gets Back To His Roots, Eyes Future

As J.R. Reid enters year two as a coach and analyst, he will undoubtedly sharpen his skills and broaden his understanding of the game he has known and loved his entire life. And much like when he grew from a 6-foot-5, 200 pound kid into a 6-foot-10, 245 pound man, Reid will spend the next many years listening to, and learning from those around him.

Video: The Art of a John Henson Blocked Shot

JR Reid analyzes UNC forward John Henson and why he is one of the top shot blockers in college basketball.

J.R. Reid interested in community college coaching job

J.R. Reid, a former All-American basketball player at UNC and an 11-year NBA veteran, is exploring an opportunity to join the men’s basketball coaching staff at Patrick Henry Community College. Reid, who played at UNC before being selected by the Charlotte Hornets with the fifth overall pick in the 1989 NBA Draft, attended Saturday’s game between PHCC and Wytheville Community College at Stone Hall.

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