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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...

Eric Montross on Bill Guthridge: ‘He was an incredible motivator’ (audio)
Tar Heel Sports Network color analyst Eric Montross stopped by The David Glenn Show on Thursday to talk about the life of former UNC basketball...

Guthridge stood for humility, loyalty
“Hey coach.” “Hey writer.” That was how our conversations would always start. Not just me, but most everyone else who ran into Bill Guthridge. He...

Video: Sylvia Hatchell Remembers Bill Guthridge as "Giant Man"
North Carolina women's basketball head coach Sylvia Hatchell sits down with ACC Digital Network host Jeff Fischel to talk about the recently departed Bill Guthridge...

Bill Guthridge was a loyal assistant, underrated coach and Carolina icon
Time saps the memory, and so perhaps it shouldn’t be surprising that former North Carolina coach Bill Guthridge had slipped from the ever-shifting American sporting...

Remembering Bill Guthridge
On May 12, 2015, Former UNC Men's Basketball head coach Bill Guthridge passed away. A number of individuals from the University of North Carolina &...

Bill Guthridge and the road not taken
I first met Bill Guthridge during my freshman year at UNC, but we didn’t really become acquainted until the mid-seventies. As a young radio reporter,...

Video: Kenny Smith Remembers Bill Guthridge
During TNT's NBA postgame show, Kenny Smith shares some thoughts on the death of Bill Guthridge...

Video: A Celebration of Coach Bill Guthridge
During coach Bill Guthridge's retirement press conference on June 30th, 2000 former head coach Dean Smith said that day should be a celebration of Guthridge's...

There will never be another Bill Guthridge
Bill Guthridge was not Dean Smith. What made him so valuable to the North Carolina Tar Heels was that he never tried to be. Smith’s...

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