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Three Larry Brown stories

Larry Brown is one of the most interesting, frustrating, entertaining and infuriating figures in the history of the sport. He’s a basketball savant. And he’s entirely unreliable. His selfishness is self-evident, but he’s also one of the great teachers of the game. He’s perpetually anxious, uncommonly detailed, overwhelmingly successful and unceasingly unhappy. Three Larry Brown stories come to mind. (NBC Sports)

2015-16 UNC Basketball Media Guide Available Now

The 2015-16 North Carolina men's basketball media guide is now available online and can be downloaded for free as a PDF on GoHeels.com. The 208-page media guide contains player and staff profiles, information on the Smith Center and Tar Heel basketball history. Also included is the Carolina basketball record book. (GoHeels.com)

Predicting the top 20 wings for the 2015-16 college basketball season

Justin Jackson arrived in Chapel Hill last season as a consensus top-15 recruit in the class of 2014, but he didn’t garner as much attention as some of his freshman peers. That’s likely to change this season, because Jackson—a possible first-round pick in this year’s draft had he declared—should be one of the top scorers on a national championship contender. (Sports Illustrated)

2015-2016 Charlotte Hornets Player Previews: P.J. Hairston

Coming into the 2014-'15 season, I was incredibly high on P.J. Hairston. Sure, he had gotten into some trouble at the University of North Carolina, but he played well in the D-League, and seemed to fill a team need. Well, sometimes we make...miscalculations. Let's take a look back at Hairston's rookie season, and where he fits in this season. (At The Hive)

Dean Smith's chair to be used by chemotheraphy patients

Legendary North Carolina coach Dean Smith’s old office chair is going to be repurposed in an awesome way. Dr. Mark Graham, who runs a hematology and oncology clinic in North Carolina, purchased the chair for $15,000 at Roy Williams' annual breakfast benefiting cancer charities and will use it for his chemotherapy patients. (NCAA.com)

UNC alums in Chapel Hill

A group of former UNC basketball players were in Chapel Hill on Thursday to meet with the team, hang with Coach Roy Williams, and connect back with the Carolina basketball family....In the picture above, Sean May (2002-2005), Wayne Ellington (2006-2009), Joe Wolf (1983–1987), and David Noel (2002–2006) are seen with North Carolina head coach Roy Williams. (Carolina Blue)

College Basketball's Best Seniors for 2015-16

Guard, Marcus Paige, North Carolina: Paige battled a foot injury that cut his numbers for most of the season. He found his stroke in the final month of the season, averaging 17.1 points and 4.8 assists while shooting 45.8 percent in the final eight games. (Athlon Sports)

Video: Paige nails slow motion three

In a pick-up game this week, former UNC center and 2005 National Champion Sean May got video of Tar Heel senior guard Marcus Paige nailing a three. In the caption, May shouts-out the pass from David Noel, who was working out the with team. (Carolina Blue)

Dean Smith's office chair to be retooled, used by chemotherapy patients

A chair used by former University of North Carolina men’s basketball coach Dean Smith will soon have a new purpose: It will be retooled and used by chemotherapy patients. On Friday, the chair was auctioned off at Tar Heel head coach Roy Williams’ annual breakfast benefiting cancer charities. Dr. Mark Graham, a former UNC professor and oncologist at the school’s cancer research and treatment center, purchased it for $15,000. (USA Today)

Jerry Stackhouse happy to add NBA flavour to Raptors staff

Following his retirement, Jerry Stackhouse spent a few years coaching at the grassroots level—working with Adidas Nations, leading the USA Select team at Eurocamp, and coaching for the AAU program he’d started in Atlanta in 2011. Toronto Raptors GM Masai Ujiri took notice and in July, Stackhouse signed on as an assistant coach in Toronto. (SportsNet.ca)

Tar Heels Open Basketball Practice

Basketball season is upon us as many college basketball programs opened basketball practice today. UNC was one of them, starting the day off with Roy Williams Fast Break Against Cancer breakfast. The annual event included an auction and raised $200,000 this year and has raised $2 million over its 11 year history. The Heels hit the court for the first official practice at 3:30 PM. (Tar Heel Blog)

Dean Smith's chair bought at UNC benefit by Kay Yow's former doctor, to be used for chemo patients

A chair from the office of former University of North Carolina men's basketball coach Dean Smith will be remodeled and used for chemotherapy patients. The chair was auctioned on Friday morning at Roy Williams' annual breakfast benefiting cancer charities and purchased for $15,000 by Dr. Mark Graham, a former UNC professor and director of the school's breast cancer program. Graham now runs a hematology and oncology clinic in the state. (ESPN.com)

Lucas: Successful Breakfast Tips Off Season

Roy Williams began his 11th annual Fast Break Against Cancer breakfast on Friday morning with a simple goal: he wanted to break the $2 million mark in cumulative fundraising for the event. Every year, Williams reminds attendees that they either have been touched or will be touched by cancer. The head coach knows that better than anyone. (GoHeels.com)

Photos: Fast Break Against Cancer

With plenty of Tar Heels in attendance, BYU Men’s Basketball Coach Dave Rose spoke about his battle with pancreatic cancer at the annual Fast Break Against Cancer held at the Dean E. Smith Center. While guests ate breakfast, Men’s Basketball Coach Roy Williams and Tar Heel announcer Jones Angell auctioned off some one-of-a-kind prizes. (Chapel Hill Magazine)

Charlotte Hornets’ Tyler Hansbrough might need to extend shooting range to extend career

NBA teams will sometimes stage elaborate sales pitches to recruit free agents. No such pitch was necessary when the Charlotte Hornets looked into signing power forward-center Tyler Hansbrough. Charlotte was where he wanted to play professionally“I always wanted to play in North Carolina. I’ve always been trying to get back here,” said Hansbrough, who starred for the Tar Heels 2005-2009. “It’s a place that is special to me. It is home.” (Charlotte Observer)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 90
Boston College: 82
Sat, Jan 21 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Virginia Tech
Thu, Jan 26, 8:00 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC @ Miami
Sat, Jan 28, 1:00 ET CBS Tickets

UNC vs. Pittsburgh
Tue, Jan 31, 7:00 ET ESPN2 Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Scoreboard
NC State84
at #17 Duke82
Smith Jr. (NC State) 32 pts; Kennard (Duke) 20 pts;
Scores provided by a third-party and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Basketball Standings
(9) North Carolina6-118-3
(6) Florida State6-118-2
(14) Notre Dame6-117-3
(12) Virginia5-215-3
(13) Louisville4-316-4
Virginia Tech4-315-4
(17) Duke3-415-5
Wake Forest3-412-7
Georgia Tech3-411-8
NC State3-514-7
Boston College2-59-11

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