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Video: K.J. Smith Highlights from National Prep Invitational
Point guard K.J. Smith, son of Kenny Smith has accepted a walk-on position with the Tar Heels after transferring from Pacific University following his freshman...

Why Vince Carter Is a No-Doubt First-Ballot Hall of Famer
Rather than numbers, Vince Carter's career is best summed up by the calls of awed announcers, calls which would not be out of place as...

Ernie Johnson Delivers Kenny Smith’s Emotional Tribute To His Late Mother
Kenny Smith wasn’t on set for TNT’s basketball broadcasts on Wednesday night. He was at home with his family mourning the death of his mother,...

Lucas: Hooked
We all remember when we were hooked. The team that made me fall in love with Carolina basketball was the 1986-87 squad. They had Dean...

Kenny Smith says he missed work to talk basketball with President Obama
Kenny Smith was not on set for “Inside the NBA” on TNT Monday and instead was in Los Angeles. He was asked why he wasn’t...

Kenny Smith, other NBA on TNT members experienced a simulated nonviolent protest
As a unique tribute to Martin Luther King, TNT broadcasted the show from the Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta. Ernie Johnson led...

Ty Lawson 2009 vs. Joel Berry 2017
Although Joel Berry’s been great this year, his season pales in comparison to Ty Lawson’s sublime 2009 campaign—the G.O.A.T. point-guard statline in UNC history (with...

Chansky’s Notebook: Tough Young Coach
King Rice was tough enough to make Bobby Hurley cry. When the emotional former Tar Heel apologized to his Monmouth team for criticizing the officials...

Kenny Smith on George Karl: ‘I thought he crossed the line’
Former Houston Rockets point guard and TNT studio analyst Kenny “The Jet” Smith had a strong take on George Karl and the consequences of his...

Turner's Take: The Education of Seventh Woods
Seventh Woods is a freshman point guard at the University of North Carolina. In putting on the Tar Heel jersey, he adds his name to...

Kenny Smith reveals details behind Charles Barkley and Michael Jordan's reunion
Charles Barkley and Michael Jordan had an impromptu reunion last month, after years of silence following their severed friendship, and Kenny Smith revealed the details...

Lucas: Sophomores Ready For Important Leap
Late in the summer, most of the Tar Heels were preparing for a late afternoon pickup game. On one of the Smith Center side baskets,...

Kenny Smith Helps ‘Refresh’ Community Basketball Courts In Illinois
During an event, dubbed, “Four Corners,” Kenny Smith was joined by Chicago basketball legends Dee Brown and Ronnie Fields, Sports journalist and blogger, Bryan Crawford...

Kenny Smith no longer a candidate for Rockets job
Former Houston Rockets guard Kenny Smith will no longer be a candidate to be Rockets head coach, a person with knowledge of the decision said...

Rockets to interview former player Kenny Smith for vacant head coaching position
The Houston Rockets continue to churn through the candidates as KPRC Sports has learned Kenny Smith will be interviewed by the Rockets management. The former...

Kenny Smith: UNC team put the program 'back on the map'
“Those kids don’t know what they did for the program,” Kenny Smith said. “Because behind the scenes, there was 20 of us that met together...

Video: Kenny Smith - UNC Basketball Tradition Is Like Having Cousins In Every City
Kenny Smith was a consensus 1st-team All-American guard for the Tar Heels and knows all about UNC's family tradition. ACC Digital Network host Jeff Fischel...

Kenny Smith: "Carolina has every element you need"
"We don't play horseshoes, we play to win," Kenny Smith told a collection of media on Friday inside Houston's NRG Stadium. Smith was referencing his...

Luck, talent play into UNC's Final Four history
As Kenny Smith prepares for this weekend’s NCAA telecast, he'll be reminded of the Tar Heels' successes of ’84 and ’87, and that those teams'...

A look back at UNC's 1984 NCAA Tournament game versus Indiana
UNC meets Indiana in the Sweet Sixteen on Friday night. It will be the first postseason meeting between the two teams since 1984. That season...

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