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Jerry Stackhouse Named 2016-17 NBA D-League Coach of the Year

Raptors 905’s Jerry Stackhouse today was named the NBA Development League Coach of the Year in a vote by his fellow NBA D-League head coaches. Stackhouse, in his first season as a head coach, led Raptors 905 (39-11) to its first Central Division title and the top seed in the 2017 NBA D-League Playoffs. The team also set an D-League record with 21 road wins. (NBA.com)

Lucas: Family Dinner

This is the event that used to be known as the team banquet. This was family, the ones who make you laugh moments after they make you cry. Tuesday night, no one wanted to leave. Tere was Nate Britt looking at Roy Williams and saying, “I never got to meet Coach Smith. But I can only imagine how happy he is with the job you’ve done with this program.” (GoHeels.com)

Awards Handed Out At UNC's Annual Basketball Banquet

Justin Jackson, the 18th consensus first-team All-America in UNC history, and the third Tar Heel to win ACC Player of the Year and win an NCAA title in the same year, received the 2017 Dean Smith Most Valuable Player Award at the annual awards ceremony held on Tuesday at the Carolina Inn. Junior point guard Joel Berry II was named the team’s captain (John Lotz Award). (GoHeels.com)

Hubert Davis on Roy Williams

"I don't think he cares about his legacy," Hubert Davis said of Roy Williams. "That goes from Coach Smith. He never talked about wins. It was all about preparation, the process, and continuing individually and as a team to do everything you can to put yourself in a position to succeed --- then the wins will take care of themselves. He is the greatest coach I have ever been around." (Carolina Blue)

Roy Williams, Larry Fedora To compete In Chick-fil-A Challenge

North Carolina Football Coach Larry Fedora and Basketball Coach Roy Williams will represent the Tar Heels in the 11th annual Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge charity golf tournament. The duo will compete for a share of a $630,000 total purse, and the team’s winnings will be split between an endowed scholarship at UNC and UNC Children’s Hospital. (GoHeels.com)

Joel Berry II 2016-2017 Season Review

The heart and soul of the Tar Heels, Joel Berry led UNC to its sixth NCAA Championship with zero healthy ankles. Berry, who came into UNC as the 17th-ranked high school prospect, has been a major reason for the success these last two seasons. The 6-foot point guard will forever be remembered, as his number will hang from the rafters in the Dean Dome. (Keeping It Heel)

UNC Basketball: Kenny Williams 2016-17 season review

For Kenny Williams, the former VCU commit wanted to see his role increase from the previous season and become a key role player. He did just that until an injury. Williams played in 26 games for the Tar Heels this season, starting 22 of those and early on showed some improvement. The sophomore scored a career-high 19 points against Radford on December 4. (Keeping It Heel)

Audio: UNC Guard Joel Berry on being a Champion

On the latest Timeout with Taylor Rooks, University of North Carolina guard Joel Berry joins the show to discuss the Tar Heels' thrilling victory over Gonzaga, as well as his attention-seeking beard, and how meditation has changed his life. (SoundCloud)

Coca-Cola Releases Commemorative Championship Can to Celebrate UNC's National Title Run

In celebration of UNC’s triumphant 2017 NCAA Division I men’s basketball national championship win, Coca-Cola is giving Tar Heel fans a refreshing way to savor the sweet taste of a title victory. Today, Coca-Cola is unveiling a limited-edition commemorative 12-ounce can to honor the team’s accomplishment and celebrate with North Carolina fans (Chapelboro.com)

Fans petition to get Kennedy Meeks' jersey up in Smith Center rafters

A petition to have UNC basketball player Kennedy Meeks’ jersey put in the rafters of the Smith Center has been getting a lot of attention after being shared on Facebook. Junior Jericho Cook said he created the petition while watching Meeks play during the men’s basketball NCAA tournament, specifically the final games against Kentucky, Oregon and Gonzaga. (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC's Justin Jackson shares engagement photos

No one is having a better April than Justin Jackson. After helping lead UNC to its sixth NCAA championship, Jackson, the reigning ACC Player of the Year announced his intention to enter the NBA Draft. On Sunday, Jackson took to Twitter to announce his engagement to his longtime girlfriend, Brooke Copeland, who plays basketball at the University of Florida. (Greensboro News & Record)

Justin Jackson is gone. Now what?

How does Justin Jackson's departure to the NBA affect UNC for next season? There are are still some variables out there. Junior Joel Berry and freshman Tony Bradley still have decisions to make. Will they enter the NBA Draft or stay another season? Also, five-star recruit Kevin Knox is still considering UNC and could suit up for the Tar Heels next season. (Carolina Blue)

Video: Luke Maye Sophomore Year UNC Highlights

Luke Maye sophomore regular season North Carolina highlights as well as a couple of clips from the ACC Tournament and the game-winning shot from the Kentucky game in the NCAA Tournament. View Video...

Video: Roy Williams Interview

TNT's David Aldridge talks to North Carolina head basketball coach Roy Williams about North Carolina's National Championship win and more. (NBA.com)

An ode to Vince Carter

Vince Carter is not human. If he was, he would be joining the rest of his draft class in various post-basketball ventures. His college teammate, Antawn Jamison, taken one pick before him, is out of the league. Yet Vince Carter is a consistent contributor for the Memphis Grizzlies, who open up their first round playoff series tonight against the San Antonio Spurs (Tar Heel Blog)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 71
Gonzaga: 65
Mon, Apr 3 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Stanford
Mon, Nov 20, TBD

UNC vs. TBD
Thu, Nov 23, TBD ESPN

UNC vs. TBD
Fri, Nov 24, TBD ESPN

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Standings
TeamACCOverall
(6) North Carolina14-433-7
(16) Florida State12-626-9
(14) Notre Dame12-626-10
(10) Louisville12-625-9
(7) Duke11-728-9
(24) Virginia11-723-11
Virginia Tech10-822-11
Syracuse10-819-15
Miami10-821-12
Wake Forest9-919-14
Georgia Tech8-1021-16
Clemson6-1217-16
NC State4-1415-17
Pittsburgh4-1416-17
Boston College2-169-23

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