Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Basketball.
Roy Williams on the Masters, His Own Augusta Experiences
It is rare to get through one of Roy Williams' press conference without some sort of golf mention or making a connection between golf and basketball. Williams not only plays as much golf as he can during the offseason, but he watches a ton. The UNC head coach, who is entering his 16th season at the helm of the Tar Heels, loves Masters weekend.
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.
Ty Lawson is still an NBA point guard
Tuesday night, Ty Lawson reminded everyone that he is still an NBA-caliber point guard after being thrown into the playoffs off of a season playing in the Chinese Basketball Association. With his impressive court vision and consistent outside shot on full display, it looked as though he had been playing with the Washington Wizards the entire regular season.
Source: Kenny Smith, who has never coached in the NBA, to interview with Knicks
TNT analyst Kenny Smith will interview for the New York Knicks' head-coaching job Friday, a source told ESPN's Stephen A. Smith. Smith, who played from 1987 to 1997 with six NBA teams, has never coached in the NBA. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported this week that the four top candidates are David Fizdale, Mark Jackson, David Blatt and Jerry Stackhouse.
Roy Williams to Seniors: Savor Moments, Know Chapel Hill is Home
As Joel Berry and Theo Pinson took pictures by the Old Well in their Carolina blue cap and gowns complete with full North Carolina uniforms underneath and Jordans on their feet, the realization of the senior duo leaving UNC became more real than ever. Berry and Pinson's career was highlighted by the 2017 National Championship in their win over Gonzaga.
Jerry Stackhouse’s Tar Heel ties shouldn’t matter for Hornets. Look beyond the blue.
Every NBA team looking for a head coach apparently has discovered Jerry Stackhouse, the former North Carolina star. If the Charlotte Hornets hire him, this will mean that the team’s owner, Michael Jordan, is a Tar Heel; the general manager, Mitch Kupchak, is a Tar Heel; the assistant general manager, Buzz Peterson, is a Tar Heel; and the head coach will be a Tar Heel.
Charlotte Hornets continue to tap into UNC for talent
The Charlotte Hornets have developed a reputation for, uh, having an affinity for fomer North Carolina Tar Heels. Ever since they were reincarnated as the Charlotte Bobcats, a strong pipeline of former UNC players have moved through the Queen City. In their inaugural 2005 draft they quickly pounced on NCAA champions and in-state heroes Raymond Felton and Sean May.
Cameron Johnson Returning to UNC for Senior Season
North Carolina forward Cameron Johnson is returning to school for the 2018-19 basketball season, his father confirmed to Inside Carolina on Wednesday. "Cam decided that he wants to return to North Carolina for his senior season'," Gilbert Johnson said. "He recently underwent a minor procedure and is excited to play at UNC another year."
Cameron Johnson Undergoes Arthroscopic Hip Procedure
University of North Carolina guard Cameron Johnson underwent an arthroscopic hip procedure Monday in Minneapolis, Minn. Johnson is expected to make a full recovery for the 2018-19 season. Dr. Chris Larson performed the procedure. Johnson played in 26 games and made 20 starts in 2017-18 in his first season with the Tar Heels.
Ty Lawson Scores 14 Points in First Game Back in NBA
It was former UNC point guard Ty Lawson's first NBA game of the 2017-18 season and it came in the playoffs. On Tuesday in Toronto, Lawson played 31 minutes and scored 14 points with eight assists and three rebounds. Lawson served as a backup point guard as the Washington Wizards fell to the Toronto Raptors 130-119. Washington is down 0-2 in the series.
How Jerry Stackhouse crafted himself into hot-shot Knicks candidate
For the past two seasons, Jerry Stackhouse has been a coaching stud in the G-League for the Toronto Raptors. Stackhouse, a hot commodity at 43, is in New York and will interview with the Knicks early this week. Sources indicate Orlando is hotter on Stackhouse’s trail, and he reportedly has an interview there shortly. Charlotte has expressed interest, too.
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.
Video: Official Carolina Basketball 2017-18 Season Highlights
Relive the year's best highlights and great behind-the-scenes moments in the 2017-2018 North Carolina basketball season highlight video.
Chansky’s Notebook: Good Scheduling For All
North Carolina has perhaps its best-ever basketball schedule. UNC released its non-conference games for 2018-19, a week after the ACC announced the home-and-away matchups for the coming season. In both cases, Roy Williams’ Tar Heel team looks to have hit the jackpot. Let’s start with the non-conference lineup. The headliner has to be the CBS Sports Classic.
Podcast: Early look at UNC's 2018-19 basketball schedule
Greg Barnes and Ross Martin of Inside Carolina join host Tommy Ashley to discuss North Carolina's 2018-2019 out-of-conference basketball schedule which was officially announced on Monday by the University.