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The Moment Roy Williams Turned Down UNC
It was UNC Athletic Director Dick Baddour's task to court and hire Roy Williams. We all know how it ended up in 2000: Williams declined,...

Chansky’s Notebook: A Circuitous Route
Notre Dame coach Mike Brey owes his job to Roy Williams. Brey, whose Fighting Irish host UNC Saturday, is in his eighteenth season at Notre...

Young Jalek Felton is growing into a Roy Williams point guard
Raymond Felton was a Matt Doherty recruit — his class anchored that championship run — but he was the first starting point guard under Roy...

UNC’s Disaster Relief Jamboree preview: ECU Pirates
One of the teams joining UNC in the Disaster Relief Jamboree Sunday is the East Carolina Pirates. Coached by former UNC guard Jeff Lebo, the...

Chansky’s Notebook: Perfect Time to Reset for Matt Doherty
Matt Doherty had almost fallen out of basketball after coaching stints at Florida Atlantic and SMU, following his short stay in Chapel Hill. Doherty had...

Atlantic 10 Hires Matt Doherty As Associate Commissioner
Atlantic 10 Conference Commissioner Bernadette V. McGlade announced Thursday the hiring of former basketball coach Matt Doherty to the position of Associate Commissioner for Men’s...

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...

NBA could've been a reality for Packers linebacker Julius Peppers
It was Feb. 6, 2001, against Wake Forest when Ronald Curry, the Tar Heels quarterback/point guard, threw that lob to Julius Peppers, a forward/defensive end...

The Aggies and the Heels: a short history
Curtis Hunter and Matt Doherty were teammates on UNC Head Basketball Coach Dean Smith’s 1982-83 and 1983-84 teams. In 2000 each took a head coaching...

Top 5 UNC point guards in the Roy Williams Era: No. 2
No. 2 - Raymond Felton: A National Champion and one of UNC's all-time greats, Felton, while at the helm of the Tar Heels, revitalized the...

Matt Doherty, Richard Vinroot: Dean Smith was a better man than coach
Shaking my head saying even after the man has passed away," said former player Matt Doherty. "He's still reaching out to his former players." Less...

The UNC-Duke rivalry, from the court to the bench
Duke and North Carolina renew their storied rivalry tonight in Cameron Indoor Stadium. ESPN.com spoke with several participants in each shade of blue about both...

Williams, Doherty spoke with investigators; Rashad McCants did not
UNC coach Roy Williams and former UNC coach Matt Doherty both spoke with investigators looking into academic fraud centered around AFAM paper classes. But Rashad...

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...

The Best That Never Was?
The 1983-1984 Tar Heels were arguably the best team Dean Smith put on the floor in his 36 years in Chapel Hill. That UNC team...

Did Matt Doherty ask Chris Paul to walk on at UNC?
Chris Paul's high school coach David Laton: "He actually grew up a North Carolina fan. That was his favorite basketball team growing up, but Matt...

How vulnerable are major programs to a coach leaving?
Roy Williams is a bit younger than either Jim Boeheim or Mike Krzyzewski, so this transition could be a little farther off, but it doesn’t...

North Carolina looks for revenge against Kansas
Kansas and North Carolina have faced each other twice in the last two years and three times in the last six years in the NCAA...

Journey to the Tourney: UNC at Duke
Although UNC has won five of the last seven rivalry games at Cameron Indoor Stadium, Duke has won nine of the last 10 meetings when...

Matt Doherty: UNC currently on the NCAA bubble
“The way they beat a limping Virginia Tech team at home is not good” says Matt Doherty. “They are on the weak side of...

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