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Jerry Stackhouse Among Potential Knicks Coaching Candidates
18-year NBA player and former All-Star Jerry Stackhouse is one of the hot names among assistant coaches looking to move up after his success with the Raptors’ G-League team, Toronto 905. Is the Knicks job the right place for a first-time NBA head coach? Stackhouse may well get a shot somewhere, but if the Knicks want young, fresh blood this would be the call.
Ty Lawson Signs with Washington Wizards
Ty Lawson signed with the Wizards on Thursday, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports. Lawson was out of the NBA this season, and he ended up signing with the Shandong Golden Stars in China. Lawson will be the second backup point guard the Wizards have signed over the course of the last month, as they also brought on Ramon Sessions in mid-March.
Lucas: Next Up
Without much warning, the 2018-19 Carolina basketball season may have begun on Wednesday night. The 2018 basketball awards ceremony was held Wednesday evening at the Carolina Inn. Perhaps better known as the basketball banquet, the event is intended to provide a fun capstone to the just-completed season for players, coaches and families.
Wayne Ellington sets Miami’s single-season record for 3-pointers
Wayne Ellington scored a career-high 32 points and set Miami’s single-season record for 3-pointers, helping the Heat wrap up the No. 6 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs by beating the Toronto Raptors 116-109 Wednesday. Ellington finished with eight 3-pointers, giving him 227 for the season. He topped the mark set by Damon Jones, who made 225 in 2004-05.
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.
Vince Carter: ‘I plan on coming back one more season’
Twenty years ago, the NBA welcomed a high-flying young man who created a phenomenon known as “Vinsanity.” Nearly 25,000 points later at age 41, Vince Carter is the oldest player in the NBA and a member of the rebuilding Sacramento Kings. He’s still in love with the game. Carter, a free agent-to-be, wants to return for his 21st NBA season during 2018-19.
Harrison Barnes on Sacramento protest, why he feels the need to speak out, and playing with Dirk
Protests over the recent shooting death of Stephon Clark by Sacramento police spilled over to the doors of a game between the Kings and the Dallas Mavericks on March 22. Thousands of seats remained empty as fans were turned away because of the protest. The game went on, and afterward Mavericks forward Harrison Barnes talked about the news off the court.
Jeff Capel to hire brother Jason Capel as assistant coach at Pitt
Jeff Capel’s first staff at Pitt will feature a face as familiar to him as any. The first-year Panthers’ coach will hire his younger brother, Jason Capel, as an assistant coach, according to a report from ESPN. Capel, according to the report, will also hire Tim O’Toole as an assistant coach. Jason Capel was head coach at Appalachian State for four seasons.
Carolina Insider Podcast: ACC Basketball Schedule, Woody's Service & Mick Mixon
In Wednesday's edition of the Carolina Insider podcast features discussion of the 2018-19 Atlantic Coast Conference basketball schedule and the celebration of the life of Woody Durham. Tar Heel head coach Roy Williams also drops in, and Carolina Panthers play-by-play man Mick Mixon visits with hosts Jones Angell and Adam Lucas.
2017-18 UNC Basketball Season Recap
UNC went 26-11 and earned a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament. This was the 56th time in 65 seasons UNC finished in the top three in the ACC standings. Joel Berry and Theo Pinson ended their college careers playing in 14 NCAA Tournament wins and 17 NCAA Tournament games, tying for second in UNC history in NCAA Tourney games played and wins.
Podcast: UNC's ACC basketball schedule, spring football
Inside Carolina's Greg Barnes and Ross Martin join host Tommy Ashley for a quick dive into the newly-released ACC Basketball schedule plan before going in depth on the last week of North Carolina Football's spring practice.
Jason Capel is a Name to Watch for Pitt Basketball Assistant Job
Who will Jeff Capel hire to be his assistant coaches at Pitt? Few names have been mentioned, but Jason Capel, Jeff's younger brother, is someone who could become a Panthers assistant. Capel, 38, is a former player at UNC and former head coach at Appalachian State (2010-14), where he went 53-70. Since then, Capel has worked as a sports broadcaster.
Mitch Kupchak hopes to make Hornets winners with Michael Jordan’s help
Mitch Kupchak is confident Michael Jordan’s Hornets will become an NBA playoff team again soon, possibly even next season. But just how he intends to help Charlotte get there remains unclear — for now. The Hornets new general manager and president of basketball operations said during his introductory news conference Tuesday this is a job he coveted.
How much interest is Jalek Felton getting from South Carolina?
One of the top prospects available on the college basketball transfer market this spring is former North Carolina point guard Jalek Felton. The Mullins native and graduate of Gray Collegiate in Columbia is living in Charlotte, working out with his grandfather Raymond Felton Sr. and weighing his options with his family. South Carolina appears to be in a pretty good situation.
Video: Fans celebrate the life of Woody Durham
For a final time, people came out to hear The Voice. For Tar Heel fans, there is only one man referred to by that name, and that is Woody Durham. The iconic broadcaster passed away last month. On Sunday, his family, friends, colleagues and legions of fans turned out for a special celebration of his life. All the fans had their favorite Woody Durham story.