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Monmouth coach King Rice returns to Central New York, where he once 'broke Jim Boeheim's heart'
Most coaches finishing the final road game before the Christmas holiday are eager to escape the opposing arena, savoring every hour of the all-too-short break...

King Rice soars with rising Monmouth basketball team
King Rice has gone from a guy who couldn’t get a shot at a head coaching job because of his past mistakes to the leader...

UNC's Roy WIlliams has nothing but praise for King Rice
UNC coach Roy Williams has known Monmouth head coach King Rice since he was a teenager at Binghamton High School. As a Tar Heels assistant,...

Monmouth basketball bench turns sideline into sideshow
"Trophy fish," as that one is nicknamed, is one of dozens of creative (and exceedingly hilarious) choreographed bench celebrations that have made the Monmouth bench...

Video: King Rice's Locker Room Speech After Monmouth Upset of UCLA
UNC basketball alum King Rice speaks to his team inside the Monmouth locker room after the program's historic 84-81 win over UCLA at Pauley Pavilion...

Former UNC players King Rice, Tony Shaver coach their teams to upsets on opening night
Monmouth, led by head coach King Rice, defeated UCLA 84-81 in Pauley Pavilion on Friday night. William & Mary, coached by Tony...

As Monmouth has grown up, so has King Rice
Admittedly, as the Monmouth program has grown up under King Rice, he himself has grown up as a head coach. "I think I understand the...

King Rice, Brian Reese set for on-court reunion
King Rice's friendship with Brian Reese goes back a quarter-century to 1990 when Rice was a senior at UNC, Reese was a freshman, and together...

King Rice gives positive reaction on black UNC jerseys
Monmouth University head coach King Rice played for UNC from 1987-1991. During that time, the school’s relationship with Nike hadn’t started yet as it was...

Monmouth's King Rice reflects on passing of UNC's Bill Guthridge
When Monmouth head coach King Rice, a UNC standout at point guard from 1987-1991, checked his phone after practice Wednesday morning, he found a wave...

Monmouth assistant Brian Reese tabbed as new Georgian Court coach
King Rice's coaching tree received its first branch on Thursday. Hawks assistant coach Brian Reese will be named head coach at Division II Georgian Court...

Roy Williams Radio Show - Celebrating Dean Smith (audio)
Listen to the Roy Williams radio show as Coach Williams and Jones Angell celebrate the life of Coach Dean Smith. Special guests include Eric Montross,...

Lessons Learned From Coach Dean Smith
Brian Reese, an assistant under King Rice at Monmouth and a member of the Tar Heels’ 1993 national championship team, remembers the emphasis not being...

Dean Smith wouldn't change his ways for today's freshmen
Dean Smith’s teams were not designed to depend on how fast the freshman class could develop, although the opportunity was always there for freshmen to...

UNC men, Monmouth's King Rice, Brian Reese reflect after loss of Dean Smith
King Rice was getting ready to leave his house Sunday morning for Monmouth University shootaround when his phone rang. He didn't know who it was,...

Monmouth's King Rice, SMU's George Lynch to have UNC reunion in Dallas
George Lynch, the Director of Player Development on the SMU team that will host King Rice and Monmouth on Sunday in Dallas, was a sophomore...

Monmouth's King Rice focusing on task at hand after extension
Monmouth University head coach King Rice entered his fourth season on Friday evening at 33-62 overall, so when the school quietly announced a three-year contract...

Monmouth's King Rice, a UNC grad, weighs in on scandal
"I had an incredible experience at the University of North Carolina and I feel like I played for the best coach in the history of...

King Rice leads by example, both good and bad
King Rice tearfully addressed the team about how partying and alcohol “got me.” It was the beginning of Rice’s third career evolution, one beyond playing...

The disciples of the Gospel of Dean
King Rice still has the practice plan from his first North Carolina practice as a freshman, he approaches recruits the same way Dean Smith approached...

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