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Jackson Simmons named graduate assistant coach at Charlotte

Former Tar Heel and Smoky Mountain basketball standout Jackson Simmons is joining the coaching staff at Charlotte next season as a graduate assistant. Simmons will also be a 49ers student - he is pursuing his masters degree after graduating from North Carolina. Simmons appeared in 28 games for the Tar Heels (26-12) last season. (Asheville Citizen-Times)

Harrison Barnes and James Michael McAdoo Are NBA Champions

Last season Danny Green helped the San Antonio Spurs win the NBA Championship. This season it was Harrison Barnes and the Golden State Warriors taking the title with a 105-97 win over Cleveland to clinch the series 4-2. In addition to Barnes, James Michael McAdoo enjoyed one of the best seats in the house from the Golden State bench. (Tar Heel Blog)

A look back at 1976 UNC basketball

Dean Smith was the U.S. Olympic basketball coach and four of his players - Walter Davis, Phil Ford, Tommy LaGarde, and Mitch Kupchak - made the squad. Bill Guthridge was one of Smith's assistants. Kupchak and Ford both scored in double figures in delivering the gold back to the U.S., and Davis and LaGarde handled important roles. They legitimately made the squad, which is why the late struggles of the '76 Tar Heels remains so frustrating 39 years later. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Lucas: Luke Maye Thrives On Raising Game

Luke Maye knows he’ll need to raise his level of play when he arrives at UNC tomorrow to begin the summer school enrollment process. But he also knows that playing well against tough competition is what landed him an opportunity with the Tar Heels in the first place. Maye, a 6-7 forward, played his high school basketball for Hough High School outside of Charlotte, where he was a two-time all-state selection. (GoHeels.com)

Carolina basketball alums return for summer pick-up games

Summer is the time when Tar Heel basketball alumni gather in Chapel Hill for their annual pick-up games, coinciding with UNC basketball camps or summer school schedules. They match up members of the current Tar Heel team with alumni. Several members from the 2009 championship team are back in town this week. Wayne Ellington and Danny Green both tweeted their return to Chapel Hill. (Carolina Blue)

NYT: McAdoo Won a D-League Title, Now Looking for an NBA Title

James Michael McAdoo helped the Santa Cruz Warriors win the Development League championship and is now on the verge of being a member of an NBA championship team. (Tar Heel Blog)

Pelicans player development profile: Dave Hanners

It’s not often that an NBA coach gets to see one of his players apply something he’d practiced to perfection in a critical moment of a game, but with time ticking down at Smoothie King Center on March 9, that’s exactly what New Orleans Pelicans assistant Dave Hanners watched transpire. (NBA.com)

A look back at 2012 UNC basketball

The 1984 season beckons the question, what would have been had Kenny Smith not broken his wrist on a hard, perhaps even dirty play? The 2012 question asks a similar question: What would have been had Kendall Marshall not broken his wrist on a hard, perhaps dirty play in the second round of the NCAA Tournament? (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Video: LeBron James, Meet Harrison Barnes

LeBron James is probably having the best finals in NBA history. But for a few brief moments in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Sunday, Harrison Barnes of the Golden State Warriors stole the show. And one of those moments unfortunately involved James being in the wrong place at the wrong time. (Huffington Post)

Video: Huge slam by Harrison Barnes in Warriors win

Harrison Barnes punctuated his eight points on Sunday night with a emphatic left-handed slam in the fourth quarter. In 29 minutes Barnes had eight points, 10 rebounds, two assists, two steals, and one block. He was 3-7 from the field. Sunday night's 104-91 Warriors win over the Cavalier put Golden State up 3-2 in the series. The next game is Tuesday in Cleveland. (Carolina Blue)

Michael Jordan thinks he could still beat some of the Hornets

Michael Jordan is one of the greatest basketball players of all time, and, in his day, was the best player on the planet. He still thinks today is his day. I would love to have that kind of confidence. (SB Nation)

Randy Wiel to work UNC basketball camp

Connie Wiel headed westward to Omaha, Nebraska, where she will watch son Zander Wiel, the Vanderbilt standout first baseman, help the Commodores try to defend their national championship at the College World Series. Randy Wiel hopes to head there later in the week, but not before heading eastward to work for the 40th year at the annual UNC basketball camp in Chapel Hill. (The Daily News Journal)

Podcast: Roy's Contract

The Inside Carolina Radio Team discusses Roy Williams's new contract in perspective of the NOA of the NCAA and the SACS report. (Inside Carolina)

Michael Jordan, Bulls Defeated Lakers to Win First Championship 24 Years Ago Today

During the Magic/Bird era of dominance, a young kid by the name of Michael Jordan was selected third overall in the 1984 NBA Draft, and the league was never the same. Jordan and the Bulls experienced his fair share of failures throughout his first seven seasons, but in that seventh season, he and the Bulls finally broke through and claimed that first championship. (Pippen Ain't Easy)

UNI looks forward to showdown with UNC

The anticipation is already building for Northern Iowa's Nov. 21 basketball showdown against North Carolina. "There is quite a bit of buzz about that game," senior guard Paul Jesperson said, "whether it's people back home texting me, or seeing people on campus or in the grocery store, coming up and asking about it." It'll be a homecoming for Tar Heels guard Marcus Paige, a Linn-Mar High School alum. (Des Moines Register)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 95
Radford: 50
Sun, Dec 4 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Davidson
Wed, Dec 7, 9:00 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC vs. Tennessee
Sun, Dec 11, 5:00 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC vs. Kentucky
Sat, Dec 17, 5:45 ET CBS Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

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ACC Basketball Standings
(23) Notre Dame0-08-0
(5) Duke0-08-1
(7) North Carolina0-08-1
(11) Louisville0-07-1
(14) Virginia0-07-1
Florida State0-07-1
Virginia Tech0-06-1
Wake Forest0-06-2
NC State0-06-2
Georgia Tech0-04-3
Boston College0-04-3

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