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Who are the most influential coaches and ADs in college sports?

Who are the most influential college football and basketball coaches? According to a CBSSports.com 12-member voting panel of people who work in the college sports industry, they are the highest-profile coaches who recently won big. No. 6. Roy Williams, North Carolina men's basketball. (CBS Sports)

Tar Heels Release 2015-16 Basketball Roster

Before the men’s basketball team heads home for a few weeks to rest up for the fall semester, the Tar Heels have released their official 2015-16 roster. The Tar Heels will return four starters this season in senior guard Marcus Paige (6-1, 175 pounds), senior forward Brice Johnson (6-9, 228), junior forward Kennedy Meeks (6-9, 265) and sophomore wing Justin Jackson (6-8, 193). (GoHeels.com)

Video: Is J.P. Tokoto Among the Legendary UNC Dunkers?

Just before the 2015 NBA Draft, former UNC and now Philadelphia 76ers high-flier J.P. Tokoto said that a dunk contest with fellow Tar Heel Vince Carter would be "one for the ages". You be the judge as we take "Air Pierre" at his word and stack up his best dunks with the slams of "Vinsanity", "His Airness" and "Stack." View Video...

Danny Green to host skills camp at UNC

The Triangle's David West has joined a San Antonio Spurs team that includes former North Carolina basketball player Danny Green. Green is hosting the Danny Green Skills and Leadership Clinic on July 18-19 at the Dean E. Smith Center in Chapel Hill. It’s basketball training for girls and boys ages 7-17. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Rare Footage of Michael Jordan Dunking in High School

Michael Jordan has been taking flight since high school. In honor of Throwback Thursday, we get a peek at rare footage of His Airness soaring for a dunk during his Laney High School days. It wouldn't be long after when we would see him soar in that same manner wearing Tar Heel blue and eventually Chicago Bulls red. (Athlon Sports)

Wayne Ellington agrees to 1-year, $1.5 million deal with Brooklyn Nets

Wayne Ellington has agreed to a one-year, $1.5 million deal with the Brooklyn Nets, the team announced. Ellington played for the Lakers last season, his fourth team in six years. He had career-highs in points, rebounds and assists per game while shooting a solid 37 percent from beyond the arc. Despite his solid performance he was an afterthought in the Lakers' offseason. (SB Nation)

UNC vs Kentucky alumni game in the works?

According to KentuckySportsRadio.com, a UNC alumni vs Kentucky alumni game for the fall of 2015 is in the works. The game would feature some of the best Tar Heel and Wildcat alums in NBA competing against each other. The game would potentially take place in Lexington's Rupp Arena and feature former Kentucky point guard John Wall and UNC small forward Harrison Barnes as team captains. (Carolina Blue)

Phil Ford helps raise money for close friend Carl Fox

On Tuesday July 6, Bean and Barrel restaurant located in Governors Village in Chapel Hill held a bone marrow donor registration drive in hopes that a match can be found for Superior Court Judge Carl Fox. Members of the local community came out in force to show their support, including Tar Heel basketball great and Olympic gold medalist, Phil Ford, a good friend of Judge Fox. (Chatham Post)

Guilford to Meet UNC in Exhibition Basketball Game

Guilford’s men’s basketball team will face off against UNC Chapel Hill in an exhibition game at the Dean E. Smith Center Friday, Nov. 6. Game time and other details are to be determined. It’s the first meeting between the Quakers and Tar Heels since 1948. Between 1911 and 1948, the teams played 25 times, with games in Greensboro, Raleigh and Chapel Hill. (Guilford.edu)

Bump on shoulder helps Hairston regain shooting touch at NBA Summer League

All it took to get P.J. Hairston’s shooting touch back in sync was a little nudge in the shoulder. Twenty-four hours after suffering a contusion to his left shoulder that threatened to end his participation in the NBA’s Orlando Summer League, the former North Carolina star came back with his best performance of the week for the Charlotte Hornets. (Wilmington Star News)

Peach Jam coaches hit the links before the gym

It's the annual Nation of Coaches charity event at The River Golf Club. Greg Williams, Roy Williams and many others teeing it up for the good cause. For Williams, he's not that far off from knee surgery, but still found a way to get it around the golf course. He's been coming here since the inception and knew it was a big deal even back then. (WRDW.com)

Tar Heels Announce 2015-16 Non-Conference Basketball Schedule

The University of North Carolina men’s basketball team opens its 2015-16 schedule against Temple on Friday, November 13th, in Annapolis, Md., in the second annual Veterans Classic hosted by the United States Naval Academy. The Temple game is one of four non-Atlantic Coast Conference games the Tar Heels will play on neutral courts. (GoHeels.com)

P.J. Hairston suffers shoulder injury in Orlando NBA Summer League

P.J. Hairston’s NBA summer league is likely over. The former North Carolina star, who plays for the Charlotte Hornets, left Tuesday’s game in Orlando with an injury to his left shoulder. Because he is already a member of the team’s roster and has an unguaranteed contract, he’ll likely be shut down for the remainder of the week-long tournament than risk further injury. (Wilmington Star News)

Harrison Barnes' road to the NBA Championship "a whirlwind"

As Harrison Barnes started to address questions about his championship, his mouth turned to a crooked smile. Even though the championship was won in mid-June, he still had the winning feeling. "It was nuts," Barnes said. "It's been a whirlwind. It's something that you work hard for and working to finally see that through, it's much better than I ever thought." (Iowa State Daily)

Former Tar Heel Jackson Simmons follows tradition

Jackson Simmons' career choice should come as no surprise. Surrounded by coaching greatness and a desire to remain involved in a sport that is in his blood, the former Smoky Mountain star who just graduated from North Carolina is the newest member of the staff of basketball coach Mark Price at UNC Charlotte. "It's all happened pretty quick," said Simmons, who graduated in May. (Asheville Citizen-Times)

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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