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UNC Sports Year in Review: No. 3-4

On Jan. 2, Gene Chizik accepted an offer to be UNC’s defensive coordinator. Chizik, a former national championship-winning head coach at Auburn, is one of the sharpest defensive minds in college football. His hire was one of the most prominent in the nation this offseason. Adding Chizik to the football staff marks UNC’s longest step into big-time college football since the hiring of Butch Davis. (Carolina Blue)

Throwback Thursday: Michael Jordan's Top 23 Dunks at UNC

Michael Jordan spent a lot of time in the air during his time at North Carolina. His Airness had many highlight-worthy dunks in the tar heel blue, and it's always a good idea to relive them once in a while. Jordan had high-flying alley-oops, reverses, and two-handed slams that took place during his early years. Jordan's best 23 college dunks are pretty difficult to narrow down. (Athlon Sports)

Memorable Superdome moments: Chris Webber's mistaken timeout in NCAA title game vs. UNC

When Chris Webber was trapped by a double team near Michigan's bench, the leader of the famed Fab Five cradled the ball to his chest and signaled timeout. Only problem was the Wolverines didn't have a timeout to take. The crowd of 64,151 was stunned. Webber's mistake resulted in a technical foul and two free throws by UNC's Donald Williams with 11 seconds remaining and an eventual 77-71 win for the Tar Heels. (New Orleans Times-Picayune)

Report: SMU’s Larry Brown in trouble with NCAA, could face ‘lack of coach control’ charge

SMU basketball coach Larry Brown is facing a “lack of coach control” charge, according to a report from Yahoo! Sports. This comes a month after SMU went before the NCAA Committee on Infractions last month for a hearing related to serious allegations against the men’s basketball and golf programs. (Dallas Morning News)

UNC alum Jerry Stackhouse joins Toronto Raptors coaching staff

The Toronto Raptors hired Jerry Stackhouse, Rex Kalamian and Andy Greer as assistant coaches Wednesday, completing Dwayne Casey’s staff. Stackhouse is coaching for the first time in the NBA. He played 18 years in the league. Kalamian joins the Raptors after six seasons with Oklahoma City. Greer spent the past five seasons as an assistant with Chicago. (Fayetteville Observer)

UNC Sports Year in Review: No. 5-6

Sweet Redemption: The Tar Heels were more competitive in this year’s NCAA Tournament than they had been since 2012. UNC advanced through the Jacksonville pod by escaping Harvard then beating No. 5 seed Arkansas in the Round of 32. The Tar Heels then traveled to Los Angeles for the Sweet 16, where they had eventual national runner-up Wisconsin on the ropes before taking a 79-72 loss. (Carolina Blue)

Vince Carter working hard to keep up with the kids

Vince Carter spent Tuesday morning shuffling around the Mainland High Gym trying to keep up with the youngsters who packed the house for his annual camp. “We've got 150 kids,” Carter said, smiling. The 38-year-old Carter, a Mainland product and current Memphis Grizzlies shooting guard, said most of his time these days is spent trying to keep up with kids. (Daytona Beach News-Journal)

UNC Sports Year in Review: No. 7-8

UNC’s most significant win during the arduous football season was against against Duke on a Thursday night at Wallace Wade Stadium. UNC showed up and dominated Duke in every facet of the game. The Tar Heels built a 38-7 lead by the mid-third quarter of a game that was televised by ESPN and was supposed to be Duke’s next step into national relevance. (Carolina Blue)

National title in reach for North Carolina basketball

In one corner of the ACC, Roy Williams has his top four scorers returning and talented group of sophomores ready to take a big step forward. Just 11 miles down the road, in Cameron Indoor Stadium, Mike Krzyzewski just sent his top four scorers to the NBA. The Tobacco Road rivals each have distinctly different makeups heading into the 2015-16 season. (CBS Sports)

How heavy a favorite is North Carolina basketball?

How heavy an ACC favorite is North Carolina? Pretty heavy. The Tar Heels return nine of their top ten players from last year's team that won 26 games and lost to Wisconsin in the Sweet 16 giving Roy Williams the same type of returning nucleus he had in both 2005 and 2009 when he led his alma mater to national titles. The biggest thing that North Carolina needs to improve this season? Closing out games. (CBS Sports)

Cleveland Cavaliers trade Brendan Haywood to Portland Trail Blazers

The Cavaliers finally reached a trade agreement with the Portland Trail Blazers to send center Brendan Haywood and wing Mike Miller to the Pacific Northwest. In return, Cleveland will get a $10.5 million trade exception and a $2.85 trade exception. They also sent out their 2019 second round pick and 2020 second round pick as part of the package. (Cleveland.com)

Defense may be key to Reggie Bullock sticking with Pistons

A lot of the focus on the Detroit Pistons' off-season has been all about how the acquisitions will fit offensively. But coach Stan Van Gundy has said that the team must improve defensively if the franchise is to snap the streak of missing the playoffs at six seasons. Enter Reggie Bullock, a swingman acquired from the Phoenix Suns in the trade that also landed Marcus Morris. (Detroit Free Press)

Chansky’s Notebook: Heeee’s back!

The Hornets are giving Tyler Hansbrough one last chance. Psycho T knew exactly what he was doing when he stayed at UNC all four years. A bruising power forward in college, Hansbrough figured he would be an undersized pro, and he opted to stick around and become the Tar Heels’ all-time leading scorer and rebounder. Good move. (Chapelboro.com)

Harrison Barnes wants to remain with Warriors

Warriors forward Harrison Barnes expressed his desire to stay with the team long term Thursday during an offseason when he is eligible to receive a contract extension. "I mean, we just won a championship," Barnes said. "Of course I'd love to keep this group together for many years to come." Barnes, 23, and the Warriors face an Oct. 31 deadline for getting an extension signed. (San Jose Mercury News)

UNC coach Roy Williams sends letter to ailing fan

College basketball coaches send out countless letters this time of year, most of them to potential recruits. But last week, North Carolina coach Roy Williams sent a different kind of letter. It was addressed to Charlie Humphries, a lifelong Tar Heels fan and father of three, who's in the midst of a three-year battle with melanoma. “It was totally out of the blue," Humphries told ESPN.com. (ESPN.com)

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Wisconsin: 79
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