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King Rice Agrees to new 5-year contract with Monmouth

Monmouth University and Head Men's Basketball Coach King Rice agreed to a new five-year contract, securing his time on the Hawks' sidelines through the 2021-22 season. Rice has been named MAAC Coach of the Year twice in a row, just the second coach in the history of the conference to accomplish that feat outright, posting a 55-15 overall record across those seasons (Monmouth Hawks)

Former UNC player Michael Brooker shares personal recruiting letters from Dean Smith

Former UNC basketball player Michael Brooker played for the Tar Heels from 1997-2001. He redshirted during the 1996-97 season. He is currently head boys basketball coach at Lake Oconee Academy, a public charter school in Greensboro, Ga. Brooker recently shared some of the recruiting letters he got from former North Carolina coach Dean Smith. (Charlotte Observer)

It’s Brice Johnson’s Time to Shine

Brice Johnson showed big signs of improvement during the NBA Summer League. Johnson put up solid numbers and looked like he could be a threat, at least off of the bench. In 5 games, he averaged 14 points on 57.7% shooting, 5.2 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 1 block. If he can provide help across the board like this, he’ll have a huge impact for the Clippers. (Clipperholics)

Vince Carter? Justin Jackson? NBA's Best Veteran-Youngster Position Battles

There will be several players vying to start at small forward for the Sacramento Kings, but for intrigue's sake, let's hope the battle comes down to Vince Carter and rookie Justin Jackson. It's not every day you see two guys with an age gap of 18 years fighting for the same job. Carter, 40, is the oldest active player in the NBA. (Bleacher Report)

Photos: Michael Jordan, Sam Perkins spend a day on the UNC campus in Oct. 1983

In Nov. 1983, Sports Illustrated's Curry Kirkpatrick wrote a cover story about Michael Jordan and Sam Perkins, who at the time were stars of the top-ranked UNC basketball team. SI also sent photographer Lane Stewart to the UNC campus to capture the duo studying in the classroom, meeting with coach Dean Smith and enjoying a fall afternoon in Chapel Hill. (Sports Illustrated)

Vince Carter documentary to debut at Toronto Film Festival

The 40-year old Vince Carter who just signed a one-year contract with the Sacramento Kings isn’t just focused on basketball. “The Carter Effect,” a documentary about former Toronto Raptors star Vince Carter directed by Sean Menard, will make its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, which runs from September 7th through the 17th. (Keeping It Heel)

Lucas: Champs To Receive Unique Ring Presentation

Earlier this summer, photographs of UNC's 2017 championship ring made the rounds on social media. But each NCAA basketball champion actually gets two rings; one is a fairly standard ring provided by the NCAA itself. That's the one you might have already seen. The other is the "big" ring, the one designed and crafted specifically for that championship team. (GoHeels.com)

Melvin Scott Enters Coaching Ranks

Former UNC shooting guard Melvin Scott has begun his coaching career. On Tuesday it was announced that Scott was named the Director of Basketball Operations at Tennessee Tech University. Part of the UNC's 2005 National Championship team, Scott played four years at North Carolina. He averaged 6.8 points and 1.6 assists in mostly a reserve guard role. (Inside Carolina)

Mitch Trubisky says he’d take LeBron James over Michael Jordan

Chicago Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky turned some heads when he answered the question of who he would take, LeBron James or Michael Jordan. His response? LeBron. Now lets not beat Trubisky up too much. Being from Ohio and only 10 years old when Michael Jordan retired, for the last time, Trubisky grew up watching LeBron and the Cavaliers. (Keeping It Heel)

From Ukraine to UNC

In some ways Myroslav Golodynskiy is a typical Carolina fan. He's passionate about Tar Heel basketball and watches every game live. But unlike most of us, Myroslav is watching from Ukraine, staying up all hours of the night to catch his Tar Heels. Myroslav has never been to Chapel Hill, and on Tuesday he launched an indiegogo campaign to change that. (Argyle Report)

Audio: Roy Williams Radio Interview

Trey Edge and Bill Boyette sat down recently for a lengthy discussion on a variety of topics with North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams on WCLN 107.3 FM. (The Sports Page)

Ty Lawson signs deal with Chinese team

Ty Lawson has agreed to a deal with the Shandong Golden Stars in China, freelance reporter David Pick reports. There were reports in mid-July that Lawson had secured a contract with the Shanxi Dragons in China, but those were shot down by Lawson on his personal Twitter account. He will indeed play in China next season, however, just with a different squad. (CBS Sports)

UNC Ranked 4th in 2016-2017 College Basketball Attendance

On Tuesday, the NCAA released attendance figures for men's basketball for the 2016-17 season, including data for 347 D-I men's teams, reflecting a slight dip for the third straight season. North Carolina was ranked 4th in average attendance at 18,067 per game. The top 3 were Kentucky (23,461), Syracuse (21,181), and Louisville (20,846). (CBS Sports)

How Michael Jordan became a golfer

Michael Jordan was a junior at the University of North Carolina in 1984 when he posed the question to his roommate Buzz Peterson, who was also his teammate on the Tar Heels basketball team. There was another person in their room that day, a new friend that Peterson had recently met in a psychology class. The friend was Davis Love III. (PGA Tour)

The 50 Greatest Black Athletes: No. 1 - Michael Jordan

What does it take to be deemed the greatest of all time? A perfect combination of dominance, impact and inspiration — which Michael Jordan has surely possessed throughout his career, from the time he was cut from varsity as a sophomore in high school to building his own billion-dollar brand. In 15 NBA seasons, Jordan was nothing short of dominant, claiming six NBA titles. (The Undefeated)

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