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Bill Guthridge's short, eventful stint as UNC's coach leaves long-lasting legacy

To most North Carolina basketball alums, Bill Guthridge was Dean Smith's loyal, competitive, wise-cracking assistant. He showed the same characteristics as a head coach to 25 players over three seasons, leading the Tar Heels to Final Four berths in 1998 and 2000. Any description of Guthridge, particularly as a head coach, merits the inclusion of successful. (Fayetteville Observer)

Raymond Felton opts in with Mavericks for next season

The Dallas Mavericks have been informed by Raymond Feldon and his representative that the veteran point guard will exercise the player-option for the final year on his contract, several sources said Monday. Felton had the option of declining his final year, which is due to pay him $4.54-million for the 2015-16 season. (Dallas Morning News)

William Wallace "Bill" Guthridge Obituary

His contributions to the University of North Carolina are recognized through The Bill Guthridge Distinguished Professorship in Mathematics and The Bill Guthridge Scholarship in Mathematics. Bill will be remembered for his basketball knowledge, quick wit and loyalty to UNC Basketball. The UNC Men's Basketball locker room bears his name in tribute to his devotion to the program. (Legacy.com)

A Mother’s Sacrifices Impacted Brendan Haywood’s Career

Brendan Haywood has 14 teammates on the Cleveland Cavaliers. Growing up, Team Haywood was two strong. Brendan was raised in a single-parent family by his mother, Barbara. They lived in New York and moved to Jamestown, North Carolina where Barbara worked as a librarian to provide for her son, an only child, and pay for their three-bedroom, middle class home. (Basketball Insiders)

Celtics Sharpshooter of the Year: Tyler Zeller

The term ‘sharpshooter’ is typically associated with perimeter players. It’s time to break free from that mold. This past season, it was one of Boston’s big men – in fact, the biggest of the bigs – who stood as the team’s best shooter. Tyler Zeller was the tallest player on the Celtics roster this season but he sure didn’t shoot it like a typical 7-footer. (NBA.com)

UNC to Visit Texas, Shaka Smart in December

Home contests against perennial national powers North Carolina and Connecticut, a season-opening trip to China to face Washington and a road contest against Stanford highlight the 2015-16 University of Texas basketball non-conference schedule released Monday. The Longhorns also will make an appearance in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament in the Bahamas over Thanksgiving. (Texas Longhorns Athletics)

SI Vault: Bill Guthridge's retirement at North Carolina set off a chain reaction

(This story originally appeared in Sports Illustrated's Sept. 4, 2000 issue.) Delaware basketball coach Mike Brey was eating breakfast with his wife, Tish, on the porch of their Rehoboth Beach, Del., vacation home on July 7 when he read the news in USA Today: Kansas coach Roy Williams had turned down the job at North Carolina made vacant by Bill Guthridge's unexpected retirement seven days earlier. (Sports Illustrated)

Tom Brady Plays Golf With Michael Jordan

Tom Brady has a knack for never letting people see him sweat. He's made a career out of it. The Patriots quarterback isn't letting the stress of Deflategate bother him. He was seen golfing with his buddy Michael Jordan in the Bahamas. That's one way to take the four-game suspension off his mind. Brady is making the most of his time away from the field. (Athlon Sports)

Student honors Kendall Marshall with yearbook quote

In a pretty cool tribute to former North Carolina point guard Kendall Marshall, Dillon Fournier used a quote from the Tar Heel star under his high school yearbook photo. It reads "Pass More. -Kendall Marshall" Marshall who played two years in Chapel Hill was known for his amazing passes that regularly put is teammates in scoring situations. (Carolina Blue)

3 Tar Heels Make NBA Conference Finals

Three former Tar Heels now playing in the pros helped their teams to the NBA Conferences Finals, which begin Tuesday on ESPN. James Michael McAdoo and Harrison Barnes are both going to the NBA’s Final Four with the Golden State Warriors, who defeated the Memphis Grizzlies to advance. McAdoo was a late addition to the team and mostly serves in a reserve role. (Keeping It Heel)

Bill Guthridge on how to be a good No. 2

(This was originally published on February 10, 1996.) Coach Bill Guthridge’s tips for second fiddle contentment: You have to be happy with your job. “I really felt I had the best job. You have to look forward to going to work and I still look forward to going to my job. Every day.” You have to have a good boss. “Dean Smith has been the ultimate boss. I couldn’t have done this for anybody.” (Charlotte Observer)

Harrison Barnes' approval ratings through the roof

On the day he won the MVP award in a landslide, Stephen Curry was already looking ahead to another election. The Warriors guard used his news conference to launch the political campaign of teammate Harrison Barnes. "You've got my vote when you run for whatever office," Curry said. The line got a chuckle. But it wasn't a joke. Barnes, 22, really does have political aspirations. (San Jose Mercury News)

Bill Guthridge: The No. 1 No. 2

(This article was originally published on February 10, 1996.) He is to Dean Smith what Ed McMahon was to Johnny Carson. Robin to Batman. Tonto to that masked man, the Lone Ranger. Perhaps Tonto too could have had his own show. So could Bill Guthridge. (Charlotte Observer)

Video: Guthridge will be remembered for his loyalty

In a span of three months, North Carolina has lost two iconic basketball coaches. Tuesday Bill Guthridge passed away Tuesday night at the age of 77. Jeff Gravley pays tribute to the coaching legend. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Roy Williams comes home to join Western NC Sports Hall of Fame

Roy Williams is coming home Sunday, once again to be heralded as a famous son of Western North Carolina. His induction into the WNC Hall of Fame is part of the ceremony of the 54th WNC Sports Awards Banquet at Omni Grove Park Inn. Ol' Roy has done good, from the difficult beginnings of a family held together by a strong and loving mother that didn't let an abusive, alcoholic father ruin more lives than his own. (Asheville Citizen-Times)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 83
Davidson: 74
Wed, Dec 7 Box Score

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

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

UNC vs. Northern Iowa
Wed, Dec 21, 8:00 ET ESPN2 Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

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ACC Basketball Scoreboard
Hartford65
at Boston College63
FINAL
Wake Forest78
at UNCG75
FINAL
Live scores provided via data feed and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Basketball Standings
TeamACCOverall
(23) Notre Dame0-09-0
(5) Duke0-09-1
(7) North Carolina0-09-1
Florida State0-09-1
(11) Louisville0-08-1
(14) Virginia0-08-1
Wake Forest0-08-2
Virginia Tech0-07-1
Pittsburgh0-07-2
Miami0-06-2
NC State0-06-2
Clemson0-05-2
Syracuse0-05-3
Georgia Tech0-05-3
Boston College0-04-5

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