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A look back at 1976 UNC basketball
Dean Smith was the U.S. Olympic basketball coach and four of his players - Walter Davis, Phil Ford, Tommy LaGarde, and Mitch Kupchak - made...

Honoring Bill Guthridge like 'trying to describe a sunset,' former UNC basketball manager says
Dr. Dan Veazey, a Hendersonville native who served as a basketball manager at UNC under coach Dean Smith and longtime assistant Bill Guthridge, was one...

Bill Guthridge: Basketball Royalty
He played against Oscar Robertson, recruited Michael Jordan and coached with Dean Smith. That is as close to basketball royalty as anyone could come. As...

A trying time for Linda Woods, longtime assistant for UNC coaches Dean Smith, Bill Guthridge
One by one, they came up to Linda Woods on Monday at the reception after Bill Guthridge’s funeral and leaned down to give her a...

Carolina basketball family unites for Guthridge
The funeral service for former UNC head basketball coach and longtime Tar Heel assistant Bill Guthridge was held on Mondaty afternoon in Chapel Hill. Guthridge,...

UNC basketball family comes together again to mourn Bill Guthridge
They were college teammates and former players, longtime colleagues and friends, people who worked alongside him and those who worked for him, all together as...

Heels mourn a second loss at Guthridge's funeral
For the second time this year, the Tar Heel nation is mourning the loss of a coaching giant. Bill Guthridge passed away at his home...

Bill Guthridge: True Tar Heel Warrior
Some people are content to let others live in the spotlight, while some step forward and thrive when circumstances dictate that their time is now...

Friends, Family Honor Former UNC Basketball Coach Bill Guthridge
The UNC community has been hit hard this year with the passing of Stuart Scott, Dean Smith and now Bill Guthridge. On Monday friends and...

On Bill Guthridge, loyalty, and friendship
For three decades, Bill Guthridge was at Dean Smith’s side as they led UNC to 10 NCAA Final Fours and to national prominence as a...

Bill Guthridge's short, eventful stint as UNC's coach leaves long-lasting legacy
To most North Carolina basketball alums, Bill Guthridge was Dean Smith's loyal, competitive, wise-cracking assistant. He showed the same characteristics as a head coach to...

William Wallace "Bill" Guthridge Obituary
His contributions to the University of North Carolina are recognized through The Bill Guthridge Distinguished Professorship in Mathematics and The Bill Guthridge Scholarship in Mathematics...

SI Vault: Bill Guthridge's retirement at North Carolina set off a chain reaction
(This story originally appeared in Sports Illustrated's Sept. 4, 2000 issue.) Delaware basketball coach Mike Brey was eating breakfast with his wife, Tish, on the...

Bill Guthridge on how to be a good No. 2
(This was originally published on February 10, 1996.) Coach Bill Guthridge’s tips for second fiddle contentment: You have to be happy with your job. “I...

Bill Guthridge: The No. 1 No. 2
(This article was originally published on February 10, 1996.) He is to Dean Smith what Ed McMahon was to Johnny Carson. Robin to Batman. Tonto...

Video: Guthridge will be remembered for his loyalty
In a span of three months, North Carolina has lost two iconic basketball coaches. Tuesday Bill Guthridge passed away Tuesday night at the age of...

Guthridge touch helped make Kris Lang the player he remains today
I’m certain Kris Lang shed a tear on Wednesday when he heard the news of former UNC basketball coach Bill Guthridge’s death. It’s because in...

Bill Guthridge a leader who was content to blend in
Bill Guthridge admitted upon becoming head coach at North Carolina that Dean Smith’s retirement dashed his hope the pair “could go out together and ride...

Guthridge's Life Lesson
We could all learn something from Bill Guthridge's life. He lived a pretty good one: Exciting; eventful; stable; and in the end, lucrative. But the...

Art’s Angle: Best Of Coach Gut
The best profile ever on Bill Guthridge was in the 1995-96 issue of our annual Carolina Court magazine series, written with depth and humor and...

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