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How Big Is the NBA Gap Between Duke/UNC and the Rest of the ACC?

North Carolina has had at least 10 alumni in the NBA each of the last nine seasons, and "only" eight NBA players in 2005 snapped a string of 15 straight years in double figures for the Tar Heels. Duke has had at least 10 former players in the NBA for the last decade. (ACC Sports Journal)

Phil Ford recognized for success on, off court at Small Business Banquet

Legendary UNC basketball player Phil Ford was in Sanford Thursday night, accepting a lifetime achievement award from the Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce that puts him in the ranks of fellow North Carolina natives Charlie Daniels, Jim Hunt and Richard Petty. Ford said he was honored by the award because it has come later in life for what he has done both on and off the court. (Sanford Herald)

Audio: Roy Williams talks Lakers, promotes Coaches Vs. Cancer

University of North Carolina head basketball Coach Roy Williams joins J.T. The Brick to talk about the coaching vacancies in the NBA and promotes a great cause in Coaches Vs. Cancer. (FOX Sports Radio)

Roy Williams: "I'm a college coach, and that's where I belong"

Amid reports that Los Angeles Lakers general manager and North Carolina alum Mitch Kupchak would gauge UNC coach Roy Williams' interest in coaching the Lakers, Williams reiterated his love for the college game during a radio appearance with "JT The Brick." "I've always felt like that I'm a college coach and that's where I belong," Williams said during an appearance to promote Coaches Vs. Cancer. (Fayetteville Observer)

Sports Illustrated's 100 Best Michael Jordan Photos

Twenty-five years ago today, Michael Jordan famously converted a buzzer-beater over Craig Ehlo and celebrated like a madman. Sports Illustrated has been covering Jordan since his umbrella-dancing days at North Carolina and put together this collection of MJ’s 100 best photos, of which I cherry-picked my favorite for the gallery. (Sports Illustrated)

Season In Review: J.P. Tokoto

Coming off a freshman season when he struggled to find his fit and averaged just 8.6 minutes per game, J.P. Tokoto blossomed as a sophomore. He earned All-ACC Defensive honors from both the league media and coaches, and usually drew the defensive assignment against the opposition's best wing player. (GoHeels.com)

Audio: Interview with Antawn Jamison

UNC Tar Heel and longtime NBA player, Antawn Jamison, joined the Mac Attack to talk about his upcoming camp at the Dean Dome, the L.A. Clippers situation, the return of the Hornets, and taking on the Kraken 1-on-1 in hoops. On Clippers owner Donald Sterling: "I never met him and I’m kind of glad I never did." (CBS Charlotte)

Roy likely to stay this time, but who's next for Tar Heels?

At age 63, Roy Williams is a long shot to make the basketball coaching jump from the University of North Carolina to the Los Angeles Lakers. Williams had opportunities to coach in the NBA as a younger man, and at a time when Lakers were looking and had a roster top heavy with talent and experience. This is not that team. (WRAL Sports Fan)

UNC To Face Ohio State In Chicago

Four of the nation's top college basketball programs will take part in the inaugural CBS Sports Classic on Dec. 20, 2014, in Chicago. North Carolina will meet Ohio State at 1 p.m. ET in the United Center, followed by UCLA vs. Kentucky at 3:30 p.m. CBS Sports will broadcast a doubleheader in 2014, 2015, and 2016 featuring these four elite programs playing each other once in a round-robin format. (GoHeels.com)

Video: UNC 2013-2014 All Sports Video

The All Sports video celebrates UNC athletics over the past year. The video highlights some of the best moments during the 2013-2014 Tar Heel sports calendar. View Video...

Jerry Stackhouse to explore coaching with Phil Jackson

Jerry Stackhouse says he will meet with Phil Jackson to talk about a possible position in the Knicks organization. Stackhouse said on Monday night that he expected to meet with Jackson this week. He said he wasn't sure if Jackson would offer him a job. Stackhouse, an 18-year NBA veteran who last played in 2012-13, has expressed an interest in coaching. (ESPN.com)

What’s Next for Cleveland Cavaliers center Tyler Zeller

After a strong rookie season, Tyler Zeller sputtered in his sophomore year, struggling to get steady playing time at any point in the season. Zeller’s numbers this past season really weren’t a product of his play, but rather of which Cavaliers big men were healthy at a given point in the season. Despite being taken with the 17th pick in the 2012 draft, Zeller was often the odd man out in the big man rotation. (Right Down Euclid)

Tar Heels In The NBA Update

Danny Green is starting to find his groove. In the first four games of the San Antonio Spurs' series against the Dallas Mavericks, Green was having a tough time finding his jump shot. But over the final three games of the series Green was a combined 8-for-10 from behind the arc, and in game seven, he poured in 16 points to help the Spurs advance to the Western Conference semifinals. (GoHeels.com)

Roy Williams unlikely to leave UNC for Lakers. But if he did, who would replace him?

The Los Angeles Times reported Monday that UNC’s Roy Williams has been approached by the L.A. Lakers about the NBA team’s vacant coaching position. Sounds like a real bombshell, right? Relax, Tar Heel fans. Unless the 63-year-old Hall of Famer has decided he’s had enough of Mary Willingham, Dan Kane and the ongoing specter of an academic scandal, Williams isn’t going anywhere. (Wilmington Star News)

A Look Ahead: UNC's ‘Five' Position

When combined with what the Tar Heels are bringing back at other positions, there just might be enough talent in place to get UNC back to the Final Four for the first time in six seasons next spring if everyone comes together. In the second of our four-part series breaking down the Tar Heels heading into next season, take a look at how UNC stacks up at the center, or 'five' position. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 65
Louisville: 71
Mon, Feb 1 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Notre Dame
Sat, Feb 6, 7:00 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC @ Boston College
Tue, Feb 9, 8:00 ET ACCN Tickets

UNC vs. Pittsburgh
Sun, Feb 14, 1:00 ET ACCN Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Standings
(2) North Carolina8-119-3
(19) Louisville7-218-4
(9) Virginia7-318-4
(17) Miami6-317-4
Notre Dame6-415-7
Florida State5-515-7
Virginia Tech4-612-11
Georgia Tech2-712-10
NC State2-812-11
Wake Forest1-910-12
Boston College0-97-15

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