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Video: One-on-one with Antawn Jamison
Former UNC All-American and 1997-1998 National Player of the Year Antawn Jamison talks Dean Smith, the Carolina basketball family, Coach Guthridge and more...

Dean Smith's former players backing Roy Williams in wake of UNC's academic scandal
Richard Vinroot is adamant that Dean Smith's unstinting focus on academics has not been lost under Roy Williams. Last month he attended the wedding of...

Mike O'Koren named assistant basketball coach at Rutgers
Rutgers University head men’s basketball coach Eddie Jordan announced today that Mike O’Koren and Greg Vetrone will serve as assistant coaches. A collegiate All-American at...

Dean Smith's Legacy Continues to Live on in Today's Coaches
Dean Smith's last game as a college basketball coach was in 1997 when his North Carolina team fell to eventual national champion Arizona in the...

Calipari: Dean Smith was the original players-first coach
When I went to Dean Smith’s basketball camp as a counselor and began to work for Larry Brown, who played and coached under Dean Smith,...

The coaching tree from Naismith to Popovich
This graphic via Reddit shows how to trace the professional lineage of Spurs coach Gregg Popovich's coaching tree all the way back to the inventor...

Video: The Life and Legacy of Dean Smith
The class of '64 witnessed the beginning of Dean Smith's head coaching career, the legacy and impact of which still reaches far and wide today...

A Conversation With NBA Great James Worthy
James Worthy: "Dean Smith is where it all started for me. He really laid the platform for how to play the game, how to approach...

Art’s Angle: What Has Changed?
Rashad McCants’ sweeping allegations are hard to believe. Tar Heels under Dean Smith and Roy Williams had their own academic advisor and tutors, from the...

Forgotten champions from sports history: UNC's not-so-Fab-Five
Quick, name the starters for UNC's 1993 championship over Michigan? Two? How about one? These Tar Heels won the school's third championship, second under Dean...

Plaque seals Dean Smith's legacy at Topeka High
The timing was purely coincidental, yet it couldn’t have been any better. On the same week that the 60th anniversary of the landmark 1954 Brown...

Dante Calabria to coach Montverde prep team
National powerhouse Montverde Academy (Fla.) unveiled plans to introduce a second basketball team late last month. Monday the Eagles announced that former North Carolina Tar...

Plaque honoring Topeka High grad Dean Smith dedicated this week
Dean Smith, one of the greatest basketball coaches in the history of the sport and a man who worked his entire life to break down...

Roy Williams' Offensive Option Play Diagrams
Attached are two option plays from the Roy Williams North Carolina Tar Heels offense. I have tremendous respect for him as a coach. Williams has...

Kenan Memorial Stadium to get upgraded cell service
Football fans won’t have to worry about dropped calls at Kenan Memorial Stadium when games resume next fall. Construction will begin Monday to improve cell...

Marcus Paige Wins MVP, Eight Other Team Awards
Sophomore guard Marcus Paige won nine awards, including the Dean Smith Most Valuable Player honor, at the men's basketball team's awards ceremony Tuesday evening. The...

McDonald's Practice Highlights: Pinson gets the point
Theo Pinson should fit in perfectly at North Carolina next season; not just because he's a talented wing who can score and defend multiple positions...

Video: Dean Smith's legacy off the court
Dean Smith's legacy on the court is without question but he may have left an even greater legacy off the court...

Lucas: Top 2014 Moments (Part Two)
In a continuation of yesterday's post, here are the next five on our list of the top ten moments of the 2013-14 basketball season. 4...

From Dean Smith to Gregg Popovich, Larry Brown has extensive ties
Larry Brown, 73, has had a long coaching career, and in that time, he's grown quite the coaching tree. Take a look at the people...

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