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With big plans in store, Mavs officially sign Harrison Barnes at earliest possible time

The photograph went crazy on social media Wednesday night. It showed new Maverick Harrison Barnes handcuffed to President of Basketball Operations Donnie Nelson. It was a funny moment, harkening back to last July when DeAndre Jordan ran out on the Mavericks after committing to join them in free agency. They weren't letting Barnes get away. (Dallas Morning News)

Video: UNC freshman Tony Bradley with the windmill dunk

North Carolina freshman center Tony Bradley got some extra work in over the holiday weekend. He finished it off with an impressive windmill dunk. Check out the slow motion video below from Bradley's personal instagram account. (Carolina Blue)

Larry Brown's coaching tree: From Dean Smith to Gregg Popovich, Brown has extensive ties

Larry Brown, 75, has had a long coaching career, and in that time, he's grown quite the coaching tree. Take a look at the people he learned from, then later taught. (Dallas Morning News)

Tough to argue with Larry Brown's success

Let's be cynical. Southern Methodist University did the right thing when it hired Larry Brown. The man did everything you'd expect him to do, and the school profited and gained publicity and won a lot more basketball games because of it. Former presidents of the United States suddenly sat in the front row because of it. (Philly.com)

Warriors re-sign James Michael McAdoo

One week after he had his restricted free agency rights renounced, the Warriors have agreed on a contract with James Michael McAdoo. It’s a good bet that the 6-foot-9 McAdoo will play a much larger role for the Warriors next season. The team lost Andrew Bogut, Harrison Barnes, Festus Ezeli, Leandro Barbosa, Mo Speights and Brandon Rush in free agency. (KNBR-AM)

Larry Brown leaves SMU in the most Larry Brown way possible

In the end, it was all so predictable -- first the winning, then the NCAA scandal and, finally, the abrupt resignation that leaves a basketball program in an awkward spot. Larry Brown followed the Larry Brown model step-by-step. Bravo, sir. I'd say you outdid yourself but you really just did yourself. (CBS Sports)

Kenny Smith Helps ‘Refresh’ Community Basketball Courts In Illinois

During an event, dubbed, “Four Corners,” Kenny Smith was joined by Chicago basketball legends Dee Brown and Ronnie Fields, Sports journalist and blogger, Bryan Crawford and Grammy-nominated hip-hop recording artist, 2 Chainz. The group came together to discuss the importance of the availability of sports and related community resources. (Electronic Urban Report)

Larry Brown resigns as SMU coach

SMU coach Larry Brown is resigning as coach, he told ESPN's Andy Katz on Friday. Asked by Katz why he is resigning, Brown did not offer details, saying he first wanted to discuss his decision with his players and their parents. "I've got nothing else I can say right now," Brown said. (ESPN.com)

Second-round ACC point guards take center stage in Utah

A pair of second-round draft pick point guards from ACC schools were on center stage Thursday on the final day of the NBA Utah Summer League tournament. UNC’s Marcus Paige scored seven points for the Utah Jazz in its 86-75 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers. If that sounds familiar, it’s because he scored exactly seven points in each of the three games in the event. (Wilmington Star News)

SI's Off-Season College Basketball Power Rankings

6. North Carolina Tar Heels: Joel Berry Berry is a big-game guard—he had a remarkable 131.3 offensive rating against opponents ranked in kenpom.com’s top 50 last season—and his next step should be to take on a bigger scoring role with Marcus Paige and Brice Brice Johnson moving on to the pros. (Sports Illustrated)

ACC Academic Honor Roll Includes All-Time High From UNC

An all-time high 356 UNC student-athletes have been named to the 2015-16 ACC Academic Honor Roll, announced Thursday. The ACC Academic Honor Roll recognizes student-athletes who participated in a varsity-level sport and registered a grade point average of 3.0 or better for the full academic year. (GoHeels.com)

Video: Brice Johnson talks Clippers

Clippers forward Brice Johnson joins Doug Gottlieb to discuss getting drafted by the Clippers in the 1st round and the final play in the National Championship Game against Villanova. (CBS Sports)

North Carolina coach Roy Williams recalls what it was like to recruit J.R. Smith

So what was it like recruiting J.R. Smith in high school? FOX Sports asked the man who'd know best, UNC head coach Roy Williams. "Oh, I remember recruiting J.R. very well," Williams said. "It was a heck of a story." For Williams, the relationship with Smith began shortly after he arrived at North Carolina from Kansas in the spring of 2003. (FOX Sports)

Done deal: SF Harrison Barnes signs four-year, $94 million deal with Mavericks

There's no reneging this time. Small forward Harrison Barnes, who had already agreed to a four-year, $94 million contract with Dallas, has officially signed the offer to join the Mavericks. The earliest it could have been signed was 11:01 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, when the NBA's moratorium on transactions was lifted. (Dallas Morning News)

Clippers' Brice Johnson has Roy Williams in his corner and a chance to contribute immediately

The television is there. The game’s playing, and Roy Williams wants to make sure to watch Brice Johnson – his favorite player ever. That last part isn’t exactly true or maybe it is, Williams didn’t say. But during the Clippers’ summer league game Sunday in Orlando, he shared a story that might shed light on why he said he “loves” Johnson like a son. (Orange County Register)

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