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Basketball coach Larry Brown and the art of always having your hand on the doorknob

If you were surprised by Larry Brown's sudden resignation at SMU on Friday, you have never paid attention to the way the basketball coach conducts himself. Brown, 75, is a basketball Hall of Famer with a list of accomplishments too long to name. The number of places he has coached is also too long to name. (Charlotte Observer)

Pickup basketball player mimics Michael Jordan's wardrobe from head to toe

You'll see all sorts of players when you hit the court for a pickup basketball game. What you might not expect to see is Michael Jordan -- or at least someone dressed from head to toe like the NBA legend. But that's exactly what happened on one pickup court. (ESPN.com)

Tar Heels Excel In Capital One Cups

UNC placed second in the country in the men’s competition and tied for fourth in the women’s in the final standings of the 2015-16 Capital One Cups. UNC joined Oklahoma and Stanford as the only schools whose men’s and women’s programs both placed in the top 10. The Capital One Cup is awarded based on cumulative on-field performance across multiple sports. (GoHeels.com)

UNC G/F Theo Pinson's Game of Versatility

In a game with only five floor spots available at any given time, it’s still difficult to accurately label Theo Pinson. He’s more of a wing than a guard, yet there were times last season when he played the 4-spot and served as an offensive facilitator. Who better to ask for clarity than the man himself? Pinson, never one to hold back his opinion, defined his play not as a number, but as a competitor. (Inside Carolina)

Dante Calabria is quite the 'playwright'

The coaching staff at Keiser University in West Palm Beach, Fla., has a regal nickname for assistant Dante Calabria. Legendary coach Rollie Massimino explained. "He's Shakespeare – because he draws up more plays than Shakespeare ever wrote," said Massimino, who led Villanova to the 1985 NCAA national title and is now in his 10th season at the NAIA Division II program. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Does Marcus Paige have what it takes to stick in the NBA?

Draft boards, experts, and the like weren’t projecting North Carolina’s Marcus Paige to be drafted in the 2016 NBA Draft. Much like he did on the court for four years in Chapel Hill, Paige proved the naysayers wrong and was drafted 55th overall by the Brooklyn Nets before ultimately being traded to the Utah Jazz. (Tar Heel Blog)

Marcus Paige Scores 10 in NBA Summer League

North Carolina’s Marcus Paige had his best summer game to date by hitting a pair of 3-pointers while scoring 10 points and handing out three assists for the Jazz in its 79-72 win. N.C. State’s Cat Barber didn’t get in until the second half and played only seven minutes. But he still managed to pick up four points on 2 of 3 shooting. (Wilmington Star News)

Mark Cuban's surprising choice for Harrison Barnes' welcome lunch

When one of the richest men in the country welcomes the newest player to his NBA basketball team, the expectation would be to go to any of the nearby four-star restaurants in celebration. But maybe that's just not Mark Cuban's style. Instead, the billionaire welcomed former Warriors player Harrison Barnes to the Dallas Mavericks with lunch at International House of Pancakes. (San Francisco Gate)

Sources: Wayne Ellington agrees to Miami Heat deal

Free-agent guard Wayne Ellington has agreed to a two-year, $12 million-plus deal with the Miami Heat, league sources told The Vertical. Ellington completed his seventh NBA season, averaging 7.7 points in 76 games – 41 starts –with the Nets. Ellington has had stops in Minnesota, Memphis, Cleveland, Dallas, the Lakers and Nets. (Yahoo! Sports)

UNC Maui Invitational Travel Packages and Information

This Thanksgiving, make the most out of your holiday and travel with your Tar Heels Men’s Basketball team to Maui, Hawaii. Travel Packages for the Maui Invitational (November 21-23) are now available for UNC fans and Rams Club members. Enjoy hotel accommodations off the coast of Ka’anapali Beach at the UNC Team Hotel, The Westin Maui Resort & Spa. (Anthony Travel)

Man or meme: Who is Michael Jordan to basketball’s next generation?

Michael Jordan is here at the Peach Jam. Not physically but metaphorically, in every one of his Nike silhouette logos – the Jump Man, it’s called – and in every Nike swoosh on every sneaker and jersey and pullover that the college coaches are wearing. They’re lined up in chairs on the edge of the court....There’s Roy Williams, the North Carolina coach, in light blue. (Charlotte Observer)

Harrison Barnes 'excited' for bigger role that comes with Mavs' max deal

The Dallas Mavericks are making a $94 million bet that Harrison Barnes can be more than a good role player. Barnes embraces the challenge after spending the first four seasons of his career as a complementary piece with the Golden State Warriors. “I’m excited about having a larger role,” Barnes told ESPN.com. (ESPN.com)

1976 USA Basketball Team Included Four UNC Players, Was Coached by Dean Smith

Deab Smith’s assistants for the 1976 USA Basketball Team were Bill Guthridge, who later went on to replace Smith at UNC and John Thompson. Smith and Thompson faced each other in the 1982 NCAA National Championship....Walter Davis, Phil Ford, Tommy LaGarde and Mitch Kupchak played for Smith at UNC. (Keeping It Heel)

Larry Brown’s sudden exit from SMU is bizarre end to rocky chapter

If you want to go broke, bet on what Larry Brown is going to do next. The only thing we know for sure is that this particular chapter is over. Like all the others, it ended with a twist, and a rather unpleasant one at that. (Sports Illustrated)

With big plans in store, Mavs officially sign Harrison Barnes at earliest possible time

The photograph went crazy on social media Wednesday night. It showed new Maverick Harrison Barnes handcuffed to President of Basketball Operations Donnie Nelson. It was a funny moment, harkening back to last July when DeAndre Jordan ran out on the Mavericks after committing to join them in free agency. They weren't letting Barnes get away. (Dallas Morning News)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 74
Villanova: 77
Mon, Apr 4 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. UNC Pembroke
Fri, Nov 4, TBD

UNC @ Tulane
Fri, Nov 11, TBD

UNC vs. Chattanooga
Sun, Nov 13, TBD

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Standings
(3) North Carolina14-433-7
(4) Virginia13-529-8
(10) Miami13-527-8
(16) Louisville12-623-8
Notre Dame11-724-11
(19) Duke11-725-11
Virginia Tech10-820-15
Georgia Tech8-1021-15
Florida State8-1020-14
NC State5-1316-17
Wake Forest2-1611-20
Boston College0-187-25

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