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Jerry Stackhouse’s Tar Heel ties shouldn’t matter for Hornets. Look beyond the blue.
Every NBA team looking for a head coach apparently has discovered Jerry Stackhouse, the former North Carolina star. If the Charlotte Hornets hire him, this...

Charlotte Hornets fire head coach Steve Clifford after 5 seasons
The Charlotte Hornets have fired head coach Steve Clifford after five seasons. New President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Mitch Kupchak, introduced earlier this...

Mitch Kupchak hopes to make Hornets winners with Michael Jordan’s help
Mitch Kupchak is confident Michael Jordan’s Hornets will become an NBA playoff team again soon, possibly even next season. But just how he intends to...

Michael Jordan hires Mitch Kupchak as new Hornets GM
Hornets owner Michael Jordan has turned to a fellow former North Carolina Tar Heel with a strong NBA track record to help turn around his...

Mitch Kupchak’s UNC pedigree an asset as Hornets GM. His 1st act might be a hard one.
Mitch Kupchak will have one of the toughest management jobs in Charlotte. The Hornets are hamstrung by big contracts – except for their best player,...

Reports: Mitch Kupchak offered Charlotte Hornets GM position
The Charlotte Hornets have offered their open General Manager position to Mitch Kupchak, according to reports from Marc Stein of the New York Times and...

A new wrinkle on Mitch Kupchak and the Charlotte Hornets’ GM search
If former Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak is truly a candidate to become the next Charlotte Hornets general manager, there has been no traction to...

Chansky’s Notebook: New Buzz in Charlotte?
Mitch Kupchak and George Karl to the Hornets? Could happen. Kupchak has plenty of time to kill since being replaced as general manager of the...

Hornets GM candidate Mitch Kupchak has key skill: Ability to tell Michael Jordan no
Mitch Kupchak is a leading candidate for the Charlotte Hornets general manager job. But even if Kupchak, 63, does not end up getting hired, he...

Mitch Kupchak eyed for front-office role with Hornets
After declining to offer general manager Rich Cho a new contract, Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan is planning to target former Los Angeles Lakers General...

UNC-NC State Postgame Notes
Luke Maye scored a career-high 33 points and grabbed 17 rebounds against NC State. Maye is the fourth Tar Heel (with Billy Cunningham, Lennie Rosenbluth...

UNC-Butler Postgame Notes
This is the 13th 30-win season for the Tar Heels. Joel Berry and Justin Jackson both scored 20-plus points for the fifth time this year...

Turner's Take: Grand
Nearly four years of preparation by Kennedy Meeks met the opportunity in front of him on Sunday. He entered the season with 674 rebounds. He...

Mitch Kupchak, after 36 years, says goodbye to the Los Angeles Lakers
Mitch Kupchak was ready. He was going to be a Laker for life. Not the king of Los Angeles or even a member of the...

Mitch Kupchak Relieved of Duties as LA Lakers GM
Los Angeles Lakers Governor Jeanie Buss announced Tuesday that the team has named Earvin "Magic" Johnson as President of Basketball Operations. In addition, General Manager...

Q&A with Mitch Kupchak
He’s seen them all come and go. He played with some of them, on championship teams in Washington (1978) and Los Angeles (1985). And for...

1976 USA Basketball Team Included Four UNC Players, Was Coached by Dean Smith
Deab Smith’s assistants for the 1976 USA Basketball Team were Bill Guthridge, who later went on to replace Smith at UNC and John Thompson. Smith...

ESPN Wooden Award Watch
Brice Johnson, North Carolina Tar Heels: Johnson is shooting 64.5 percent from the field, grabbing nearly a third of UNC's available defensive rebounds, playing the...

Lakers Hire James Worthy to Work with Coaching Staff
Former Lakers great James Worthy has been hired by the team to work with the coaching staff it was announced Monday by General Manager Mitch...

A look back at 1976 UNC basketball
Dean Smith was the U.S. Olympic basketball coach and four of his players - Walter Davis, Phil Ford, Tommy LaGarde, and Mitch Kupchak - made...

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