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Wayne Ellington, Brooklyn Nets Practicing at Cameron Indoor Stadium

The Brooklyn Nets are spending the week at Duke University for training camp.Wayne Ellington went 5-1 during his three years playing for Duke's archrival North Carolina from 2006-09, including going a perfect 3-0 at Cameron Indoor Stadium, so he could say pretty much whatever he wanted. “I’m used to just coming into Cameron and beating up on these guys,” Ellington said, smiling. (New York Post)

Chapel Hill To Honor Dean Smith At Peace & Justice Plaza

The Town of Chapel Hill will recognize unique individuals who have demonstrated a lifelong commitment to furthering the causes of social justice at a Peace and Justice Celebration scheduled 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11. The names of two local leaders – former Chapel Hill Town Council member Bill Thorpe and legendary Tar Heel coach Dean Smith and – will be added to a granite marker that pays tribute to their contributions. (GoHeels.com)

Lucas: Mile Concludes Basketball Conditioning

The 2015-16 Tar Heels may have thought the week’s consistently rainy weather might excuse them from Thursday’s scheduled mile run. The Carolina mile is an annual end-of-conditioning tradition, and is normally a gateway to the start of practice. But as the players gathered on the track under overcast skies, Brad Frederick grinned when asked if there was ever any consideration of a weather cancellation. “Rain or shine,” he said. (GoHeels.com)

UNC's Oldest Living Basketball Alum to Lead "Walk For Health"

Bobby Gersten is 95 years old. A 1942 Carolina alum, he’s UNC’s oldest living former basketball and baseball player. He helped build Carolina’s basketball dynasty in the 1950s by recruiting players from New York to play for Frank McGuire. And today, closing in on 100, he’s still as active and energetic as ever. On Saturday, October 10, Bobby G. will lead UNC’s “Walk for Health.” (Chapelboro.com)

After Hornets’ summer of change, Marvin Williams still has big role

There is a lot new at the power forward position for the Charlotte Hornets this preseason in acquisitions Frank Kaminsky, Tyler Hansbrough and Spencer Hawes. But the so-called “old guy” -- if you can hang that label on 29-year-old Marvin Williams -- arrived for training camp in the best shape on the roster. (Charlotte Observer)

Error Jordan: Key figures still argue over who was responsible for Nike deal

The partnership between Nike and Michael Jordan has grown into the richest deal in sports marketing history — disputed history, it turns out, more than 30 years after their courtship. “It’s a lot of people who think they created the success of the Jordan Brand, which is kind of ironic in some ways,” Jordan told USA TODAY Sports. He’s the only one who sounded even slightly amused. (USA Today)

38-Year-Old Vince Carter Can Still Jump Out Of The Gym

Having the summer to train, believe it or not, does wonders for a player entering the 18th season of his career. Had Father Time finally come for Vince Carter? Or was he simply hobbled by complications gleaned from surgery? If his obvious optimism following Memphis’ Tuesday practice wasn’t enough evidence of the latter, this photo certainly will be. (Uproxx)

Refreshed and recharged, Ty Lawson taking aim at Steph Curry, NBA's elite

Before Ty Lawson texted James Harden with a plea – “Man, get me over there” – he had studied the NBA’s Most Valuable Player in the Western Conference Finals and come to a conclusion: Half the time, Steph Curry was coasting. “Steph Curry needed someone to go back at him,” Lawson told Yahoo Sports. (Yahoo! Sports)

2015-2016 Memphis Grizzlies Player Preview: Brandan Wright

Memphis doesn't need Brandan Wright to be a superstar; they need him to back up a superstar, and he has all the qualities to be able to do it. Wright joined his home state team on a 3 year, $17 million deal, which is a very friendly contract when you consider some of the crazy deals that were thrown towards NBA big men over the summer. (Grizzly Bear Blues)

Point Guard Kendall Marshall Looks to Lead Sixers By Example

You wouldn’t expect Kendall Marshall to be this well-traveled only three years after being selected 13th overall in the 2012 draft. Yet here Marshall is, about to suit up for his 4th NBA team, with a journey that also includes being traded twice, waived three times, and two stints in the NBA Development League. Marshall split his rookie season between the Phoenix Suns and the Bakersfield Jam, the Suns' D-League affiliate. (Philadelphia Magazine)

Looking back on Larry Brown's tumultuous coaching career

Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown has had an illustrious coaching career in basketball at several levels, but it hasn't been without its share of scandal. On Tuesday, Brown — who is the current head coach at SMU — was hit with a two-year show-cause penalty and a nine-game suspension resulting from a "lack of coaching control" charge during his tenure in Dallas. (Sporting News)

Friends in High Places

“As soon as you try to describe a close friendship, it loses something.” – Dean Smith (1931-2015) Smith coached the basketball team at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for 36 years — from 1961-1997. In addition to his record wins and personal character, he was regarded as a desegregation advocate who lead by example. He recruited the university’s first African-American scholarship basketball player, Charlie Scott, in the late 1960s. (On Franklin & Main)

Roy Williams North Carolina Basketball Coaches Clinic to be held Saturday October 3

The 2015 Roy Williams North Carolina Basketball Coaches Clinic will be held on Saturday October 3 in the Smith Center in Chapel Hill. Clinic attendees also will have the opportunity to attend the first UNC practice of the season on the afternoon Friday October 2. The participation fee is $65. Basketball coaches interested in attending should download the clinic brochure or register online. (GoHeels.com)

John Henson says he and Bucks ‘close’ on contract extension

John Henson and the Bucks were reportedly close on a contract extension July 13. Since then, nothing. But it doesn’t seem this was a Tristan Thompson-level falling out. “We’re close,’’ Henson said of contract talks. “We’re just trying to work out some details. It’s a process; we’ll see what happens. But I definitely want to be here for a long time.’’ (NBC Sports)

Motivated Ty Lawson sees Houston as 'turning point'

Much has already been written and said about the real world challenges facing Ty Lawson. But as the 5-foot-11 point guard picks up the pieces of his life after the two DUI arrests and court-ordered therapy that brought him to Houston in a low-risk trade, Lawson joins the Rockets with something to prove on the court, too. (NBA.com)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 72
Wisconsin: 79
Thu, Mar 26 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Guilford
Fri, Nov 6, 7:30 ET

UNC vs. Temple
Fri, Nov 13, 7:00 ET CBSSN Tickets

UNC vs. Fairfield
Sun, Nov 15, 4:00 ET ESPNU Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

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