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The story of UNC’s first NBA player

The first former UNC player to play in a professional basketball league was George Glamack. After his career in Chapel Hill, Glamack played several years in the National Basketball League in the 40s. However, if you want to be technical, he was not the first Tar Heel to play in the NBA. This technically makes Bones McKinney UNC's first NBA player.

A Case For The Naismith Hall Of Fame: Brad Daugherty

A 2-time first-team All-ACC performer, Brad Daugherty was a consensus All-America a as senior in 1986 before being selected No. 1 in the NBA draft. He played just eight seasons in the NBA. But he still made five NBA All-Star teams and finished his career with per-game averages of 19 points and 9.5 rebounds. His No. 43 is retired by the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Harrison Barnes has eyes set on another 'bucket-list' basketball experience

Harrison Barnes would like another shot at the U.S. national team and a bigger role than he had in the 2016 Olympics. Which was virtually no role at all, at least when it came to playing during games. He's going to get that opportunity. "Fingers crossed," Barnes said of making a bigger impact on the national team than when he was essentially the 12th man in 2016.

Ex-Celtic Tyler Zeller happy in Milwaukee

Tyler Zeller is on his fourth team in a six-year career. The Bucks are his third team since last season. He’d like to think he’s found a place to settle in, but his $1,933,941 for next season is non-guaranteed, so the 7-footer is prepared for another summer of uncertainty. Zeller did all he was asked for the Celts and earned the respect of his teammates and Brad Stevens.

The day Larry Bird said, ‘It’s just God disguised as Michael Jordan’

Boston Celtics forward Larry Bird could have sworn the individual who dropped a historic 63 points in a playoff game was actually God dolled up as Chicago Bulls guard Michael Jordan. “I would never have called him the greatest player I’d ever seen if I didn’t mean it,” Bird told The Boston Globe. “It’s just God disguised as Michael Jordan.”

A Case For The Naismith Hall Of Fame: Bobby Jones

An All-American and first-team All-ACC in 1974, Bobby Jones was a great college player, but it’s his NBA resume that will get him into the Hall, if he’s to get in. He made five all-star teams (4 NBA, one ABA), was on the All-Defensive team 11 times (8 in the NBA), won the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year award in 1983, and played on an NBA champion in 1983.

Joel Berry: I'm Glad I Stayed In College Four Years

Joel Berry will leave UNC as a national champion, a Final Four Most Outstanding Player, and an ACC Tournament MVP. That’s quite a resume, especially given how lost Berry felt when he arrived in Chapel Hill in 2014. “When I first got there, I felt like I didn’t know how to play basketball. Then I just took it upon myself to try to be the player that I wanted to be."

UNC Basketball: Thoughts On The Non-ACC Schedule

What we do know is that a North Carolina home game with Gonzaga will be huge and the neutral site game versus Kentucky in Chicago will also be big. Win those two games and take care of the rest of their business, and the Tar Heels’ RPI will be outstanding. Add two games against a combination of UCLA, Texas or Michigan State in Las Vegas will also help.

Jerry Stackhouse receives high praise from Raptors 905 players

Jerry Stackhouse led the Raptors 905 to the G-League championship round this season, where they lost to the Austin Spurs. The 43-year-old is perhaps the most intriguing candidate for the Knicks coaching opening. "He's a great coach," said Raptors 905 wing Fuquan Edwin. "Not only did he tell us, but he showed us. Most days he would dress up and practice with us."

A Case For The Naismith HOF: Jerry Stackhouse

A consensus first-team All-America in 1995, Jerry Stackhouse was also the Sports Illustrated National Player of the Year that season. He was the MVP of the ACC Tournament as a freshman in 1994 and led the Tar Heels to the Final Four in 1995. He was the McDonald’s game MVP in 1993. Stackhouse played 18 seasons in the NBA, finishing his career with 16,409 points.

UNC Sports Quotes of the Year

Nearly every time a UNC player or coach was talking to the media this season, I was there with a camera. Here’s a collection of some of the best quotes I heard during the 2017-18 season. Most are funny, but some of them are just thoughtful or sincere. Most of them come with a video link, so click and enjoy watching the video of the best quotes of the season.

Delany family gives $1 million gift to the Carolina Edge initiative

Jim Delany may be commissioner of the Big Ten Conference, but he is a lifetime member of the UNC basketball family and his Tar Heel roots run deep. Delany came to Carolina to play for the late, great Dean Smith and went to two NCAA Final Fours. Now, the Delany family is taking their commitment even further with a $1 million gift to the Carolina Edge initiative.

Four Corners: Offseason Training Underway

The 2018-19 UNC basketball team has begun offseason conditioning work at the Smith Center, working with strength and conditioning coordinator Jonas Sahratian and assistant James Ayscue to begin preparations for next season. The academic year will wrap up soon, with pending graduations next month for Joel Berry, Kane Ma, Theo Pinson and Aaron Rohlman.

NY Knicks: 5 things to know about new head coach candidate Kenny Smith

A surprising name was thrown into the Knicks' coaching search Wednesday when ESPN reported that TNT analyst Kenny Smith would interview for the job. Smith, 53, joins a list of candidates that includes Mark Jackson, David Fizdale, Jerry Stackhouse, Mike Woodson and David Blatt. Here are five things to know about Smith, who has no NBA coaching experience:

Carolina Insider Podcast: Non-Conference Schedule, Basketball Team Awards, Spring Football

Friday's edition of the Carolina Insider podcast is packed with content. Join hosts Jones Angell and Adam Lucas for a discussion of UNC basketball's out-of-conference schedule for 2018-19, a look back at the end-of-year basketball awards ceremony, spring football chatter and former Maryland coach and soon-to-be Hall of Famer Lefty Driesell joins the pod.

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Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 65
Texas A&M: 86
Sun, Mar 18 Box Score
Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Wofford
Tue, Nov 6 TBD
UNC @ Elon
Fri, Nov 9 TBD
UNC vs. Stanford
Mon, Nov 12 TBD

ACC Basketball Standings
TeamACCOverall
(1) Virginia17-131-3
(9) Duke13-529-8
(22) Miami11-722-10
(20) Clemson11-725-10
NC State11-721-12
(10) North Carolina11-726-11
Virginia Tech10-821-12
Florida State9-923-12
Louisville9-922-14
Notre Dame8-1021-15
Syracuse8-1023-14
Boston College7-1119-16
Georgia Tech6-1213-19
Wake Forest4-1411-20
Pittsburgh0-188-24


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