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Eric Montross on Bill Guthridge: ‘He was an incredible motivator’ (audio)

Tar Heel Sports Network color analyst Eric Montross stopped by The David Glenn Show on Thursday to talk about the life of former UNC basketball coach Bill Guthridge. The 7-foot Montross played for North Carolina from 1990-94, during some of Guthridge’s final years as an assistant. “Every time I hear his name, particularly now after his passing, I just smile,” Montross said. (ACC Sports Journal)

Guthridge stood for humility, loyalty

“Hey coach.” “Hey writer.” That was how our conversations would always start. Not just me, but most everyone else who ran into Bill Guthridge. He was real. He looked you in the eye, and he told the truth. And he had a wry sense of timing. (Greensboro News & Record)

Michael Jordan's 'shot' still resonates in Cleveland

Former Cavs guard Ron Harper remembers walking out of the Richfield Coliseum in 1989, not long after Michael Jordan hit arguably the most historic shot in the history of basketball and not fully absorbing the magnitude of that moment. Jordan was autographing a pair of his "sorry shoes" for a future charity function for Harper. Connecting eye contact with Jordan's dad, Harper heard the elder Jordan say, "It's not the shoes, Ron." (Chicago Tribune)

NBA Draft Combine: UNC’s Tokoto shows off improvements

J.P. Tokoto knows there are North Carolina fans who can’t get their heads around his decision to turn pro with a season of eligibility remaining. Tokoto said Thursday his choice to leave Chapel Hill came down to this: He was never going to fix what needs fixing in his game while rationing his time between basketball and college. (Charlotte Observer)

NBA Combine Competitive Action Recap: Day One

J.P. Tokoto played extremely well, showing off his terrific strengths while minimizing his weaknesses, having a highly efficient and productive outing. He started off with a steal and dunk in transition, followed that up with a spot-up 3-pointer and a pair of pull-up jumpers, and capped things off with an absolute monster two-foot dunk from outside of the paint. Tokoto did exactly what he needed to do. (Draft Express)

J.P. Tokoto's performance at the NBA combine

Former UNC wing J.P. Tokoto worked out and competed in the NBA Draft combine on Thursday and will continue on Friday. Along with measurements and a test of leaping ability, the potential draftees also played in a scrimmage. Here are Tokoto's measurements, scrimmage stats, combine results, etc. from Thursday. (Carolina Blue)

Video: Sylvia Hatchell Remembers Bill Guthridge as "Giant Man"

North Carolina women's basketball head coach Sylvia Hatchell sits down with ACC Digital Network host Jeff Fischel to talk about the recently departed Bill Guthridge. Hatchell refers to Guthridge as a silent leader, but a giant man, and also states he was the "backbone" of the program. (The ACC)

J.P. Tokoto comfortable with decision to leave school early

J.P. Tokoto has no doubts he made the right decision in entering the NBA draft. The former Menomonee Falls High School star left North Carolina after his junior season, a decision that surprised Tar Heels coach Roy Williams. Tokoto showed off his skills to league general managers and scouts during the first day of the two-day NBA draft combine, held Thursday in Chicago. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

Bill Guthridge was a loyal assistant, underrated coach and Carolina icon

Time saps the memory, and so perhaps it shouldn’t be surprising that former North Carolina coach Bill Guthridge had slipped from the ever-shifting American sporting consciousness, especially since even Tar Heels fans had a hard time remembering how good he was while he was still on the sideline. (Sports Illustrated)

Remembering Bill Guthridge

On May 12, 2015, Former UNC Men's Basketball head coach Bill Guthridge passed away. A number of individuals from the University of North Carolina & sports communities expressed their condolences via Twitter. (Storify)

Bill Guthridge and the road not taken

I first met Bill Guthridge during my freshman year at UNC, but we didn’t really become acquainted until the mid-seventies. As a young radio reporter, I decided to take up running. Knowing that Coach Guthridge was also a runner, this shared interest gave us something beyond basketball to talk about during the tense ACC seasons. “Did you run today?" "Sure did, how about you?” (WRAL Sports Fan)

First Dean Smith Scholarship Winners Awarded At Topeka (KS) High School

A Topeka High graduate and basketball legend passed away earlier this year, and Tuesday a scholarship was given away to two student athletes in his honor. Senator Nancy Kassebaum presented Topeka High with the idea of honoring Dean Smith by giving away a scholarship in his name. (WIBW.com)

2015 Year in Review: Raymond Felton

Dallas acquired Raymond Felton along with Tyson Chandler last summer, and Felton figured to be in the rotation once the season started, but he badly injured his ankle during the preseason and the recovery process took far longer than expected. Ultimately, by the time he became healthy, the rotation was already set. Then, in the playoffs, he again suffered an injury, essentially ending his season early. (Dallas Mavericks)

Poll: 34 percent think Michael Jordan would beat LeBron James in 1-on-1...right now

Americans' respect, reverence, love and outright worship of Michael Jordan might never end. The latest evidence: In a recent survey of 1,471 registered voters conducted from May 7 to May 10, Public Policy Polling found that not only do 77 percent of people find Jordan to be the greatest NBA player of all time, but 34 percent said MJ would beat LeBron James one-on-one...right now. (ESPN.com)

Video: Parsons, Kansas residents reflect on Bill Guthridge

The careers and lives of the two coaches from the state of Kansas were solidly intertwined. Both played college ball in that state - Smith at Kansas, Guthridge at Kansas State - and coached at their alma maters before coming to North Carolina. (KOAM-TV)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 74
Villanova: 77
Mon, Apr 4 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. UNC Pembroke
Fri, Nov 4, 7:30 ET ACC Network Extra

UNC @ Tulane
Fri, Nov 11, 9:00 ET ESPNU

UNC vs. Chattanooga
Sun, Nov 13, 4:00 ET ESPN2 Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Standings
(3) North Carolina14-433-7
(4) Virginia13-529-8
(10) Miami13-527-8
(16) Louisville12-623-8
Notre Dame11-724-11
(19) Duke11-725-11
Virginia Tech10-820-15
Georgia Tech8-1021-15
Florida State8-1020-14
NC State5-1316-17
Wake Forest2-1611-20
Boston College0-187-25

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