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18 years since Dean Smith retired (video)
Today is the 18th anniversary since legendary North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith retired from coaching. The Hall of Fame coach who once led the NCAA in wins, brought two National Championships to UNC, and went to 11 final fours passed away on February 7 of this year.
Photo: Dean Smith, Phil Ford, and Jeff McInnis
Former UNC point guard Jeff McInnis posted a picture of himself, his family, and former UNC coaches Dean Smith and Phil Ford to his personal instagram account. The picture was taken during Smith and North Carolina's in-home visit with the high school prospect. A Charlotte native, McInnis played at UNC from 1993 to 1996.
No days off for UNC student-athletes
After his 8 AM class, Shakeel Rashad snags breakfast at Kenan Stadium, works on his online class for an hour and watches film for an hour and 15 minutes before heading to the weight room. From 12:45 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., he works out, then goes to get taped for practice before team meetings start at 2:10 p.m. Several different meetings run until 3:40 p.m. Then he has 25 minutes to get dressed and head to practice at 4:05 p.m.
Tyler Zeller remains important to Celtics despite offseason additions
Tyler Zeller doesn’t get nearly as much attention or fanfare as some of his teammates, but his value to the Celtics is undeniable. As the Boston Celtics shocked the NBA basketball world in earning a playoff spot, Zeller’s contributions were vital to that success. Acquired from Cleveland prior to the start of last season, Zeller averaged a career-high 10.2 points and 5.7 rebounds per game.
Chapel Hill To Honor Smith And Thorp For Social Justice Work
The roster of names on the granite marker outside the Post Office-Courthouse on East Franklin Street will grow longer on Sunday, as UNC Basketball Coach Dean Smith and Town Council member Bill Thorp join the list of 13 leaders to be posthumously honored for their activism.
Late Night With Roy Details
Join the UNC men's basketball team and celebrate the tipoff of the 2015-16 season on Friday October 23 at Late Night With Roy. Hosted by Tar Heel Kenny Smith of TNT, the evening will include the first chance to see the highly-ranked Tar Heels in the Blue-White scrimmage. There will be a special recognition of longtime Late Night host Stuart Scott, who will be posthumously awarded a Tar Heel Trailblazer Award.
Lucas: Joel James Wants To Play Big
National champion-turned-radio broadcaster Eric Montross took a very early interest in Joel James and regularly offers pre-practice or pre-game advice. This summer, James expanded his big man research archive, working with a variety of Carolina big man alums, including Sean May and Brendan Haywood. The latter gave the pupil some priceless advice:
Video: Get Ready for Late Night With Roy on Oct 23 Hosted by Kenny Smith
North Carolina's annual Late Night With Roy event will be held on Friday, October 23rd and will be hosted by TNT's Kenny Smith.
Reggie Bullock’s bid to win Pistons roster berth boosted by preseason debut
There are still seven preseason games to go before Stan Van Gundy and Pistons general manager Jeff Bower have to make roster decisions, but Reggie Bullock is out of the gate with a burst. “He’s done everything he can possibly do for us to think about him because he really goes out and defends,” Van Gundy said after Wednesday’s practice following the preseason opener in which Bullock caught his eye.
Video: Paige getting used to new goals
North Carolina has some new goals inside the Dean Dome. Some fresh backboards, rims, and nets for the 2015-2016 season. Check out the videos below from GoHeelsTV of Marcus Paige both christening the new baskets and nailing threes.
Marcus Paige Named Third Team All-American By CBS Sports
Marcus Paige, North Carolina Tar Heels, Senior Guard: Paige was hampered by injuries last season and watched his points-per-game average and field-goal percentage drop. Still, the 6-foot-1 guard is the top returning scorer on a possible No. 1 team. He averaged 14.1 points and 4.5 assists per game last season.
Video: 1-on-1 with NBA Champion Harrison Barnes
During his return to Chapel Hill, Harrison Barnes sits down with Jones Angell to discuss his time at Carolina, winning an NBA championship, and the "best decision he's ever made."
Predicting the top 20 big men for the 2015-16 college basketball season
As his once rail-thin frame continues to fill out, a big senior campaign could be in order for Brice Johnson, particularly if his offensive game diversifies some. Kennedy Meeks can certainly be fun to watch with his penchant for long outlet passes, post skills and touch in the paint. As he continues to reshape his body, it should be another strong year for UNC’s leading shot-blocker.
Vince Carter reminds us that Father Time is undefeated
During Tuesday night’s game against the Houston Rockets, Vince Carter reminded us that one day; after all of the many hopes we’ve crushed with corner threes, the countless bodies we’ve left in our wakes with devastating pick and roll alley oops, and the many more lives we’ve ruined with debilitating posters; the inevitable will happen.
Bob McAdoo is the forgotten superstar in the city of Buffalo
When discussing the greatest athletes in Buffalo history, Bob McAdoo has to be on the list. At the zenith of his career, he was the best player in the NBA not named Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. And even then, McAdoo’s play was good enough to earn him an MVP in 1974-75 even with Abdul-Jabbar hunting for the same title. McAdoo was an offensive nightmare.