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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)

Video: Kenny Smith Remembers Bill Guthridge

During TNT's NBA postgame show, Kenny Smith shares some thoughts on the death of Bill Guthridge. (Tar Heel Blog)

Video: A Celebration of Coach Bill Guthridge

During coach Bill Guthridge's retirement press conference on June 30th, 2000 former head coach Dean Smith said that day should be a celebration of Guthridge's accomplishments after more than 30 years of service at Carolina. Nearly 15 years later after Guthridge's passing on May 12, 2015 the sentiment is the same. View Video...

Justin Jackson's Summer Game Plan

In the absence of structured workouts with the coaching staff, Justin Jackson opted to return home to a rigorous weight and skill-development regimen. “(UNC Strength and Conditioning Coach) Jonas (Sahratian) would’ve gotten me bigger stronger, but going with Coach (John) Lucas will help me more with the one-on-one and shooting, because it’s more like shooting in a real game.” (Inside Carolina)

There will never be another Bill Guthridge

Bill Guthridge was not Dean Smith. What made him so valuable to the North Carolina Tar Heels was that he never tried to be. Smith’s top assistant coach for 30 years, who also led Carolina to two Final Fours in his three years as head coach, died Tuesday after battling an assortment of health issues. He was 77. (ESPN.com)

Monmouth's King Rice reflects on passing of UNC's Bill Guthridge

When Monmouth head coach King Rice, a UNC standout at point guard from 1987-1991, checked his phone after practice Wednesday morning, he found a wave of text messages with the news that former UNC coach Bill Guthridge had passed away. Emotion set in, and just as he was crushed to learn of Dean Smith's passing on the morning of Feb. 8, Wednesday wasn't going to be any easier. (Asbury Park Press)

Bill Guthridge never sought the spotlight

As Bill Guthridge once said in an interview, “I never particularly liked being in the spotlight.” Guthridge, who died Tuesday night at 77, spent nearly all of his coaching life as Dean Smith’s top assistant. Only after Smith abruptly retired in October 1997 did he fully move into that spotlight, winning 80 games and twice leading the Tar Heels into the Final Four before stepping down in 2000. (Burlington Times News)

Cherished Chats with Bill Guthridge

Bill Guthridge would have been successful and a profound blessing to his community even if he never had come to Chapel Hill. He stood on his own as a good and great man. The extraordinary thing is that he did in fact land in Chapel Hill, and chose to stay, for decades, because he loved his work, loved working with Coach Smith, and realized he was part of something exceptionally rare and special. (Inside Carolina)

Roy Williams Endures

What a year it has been for Roy Williams. On Tuesday, former UNC head coach and longtime assistant Bill Guthridge died of heart failure. Guthridge, who coached Williams’s freshman team in 1968-69, died some three months after UNC coaching legend Dean Smith passed away on Feb. 7. Guthridge and Smith, along with former high school coach Buddy Baldwin, formed the fatherly trinity that served as Williams’s foundation. (Inside Carolina)

Tar Heels mourn loss of another beloved former basketball coach

North Carolina has lost a second treasured men’s basketball coach in relatively short order with the death of Bill Guthridge, the decades-long assistant coach and wingman to the legendary Dean Smith. Guthridge, who later succeeded Smith as the Tar Heels’ head coach, died Tuesday night at the age of 77, a little more than three months after Smith’s death Feb. 7. (Burlington Times-News)

Guthridge never sought the spotlight

The voice was a little weak but the eyes were bright and his wit as sharp as ever that May day in 2013. Bill Guthridge was about to be inducted into the N.C. Sports Hall of Fame in Raleigh. For a Kansas native who spent much of his adult life in North Carolina, for a man who helped Dean Smith make UNC basketball a perennial national power and win two national championships, it was an honor and one he appreciated. (Raleigh News & Observer)

Bill Guthridge’s life defined by loyalty

Bill Guthridge had a decision to make. The year was 1978, and following UNC’s loss to San Francisco in the NCAA Tournament, Guthridge — who died Tuesday night at the age of 77 of heart failure — was faced with a dilemma as he checked his bags at an Arizona airport. With his 10th season as an assistant coach at UNC in the books, Guthridge was unsure of whether or not he was going to return to Chapel Hill. (Daily Tar Heel)

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