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George Karl biding time while waiting for NBA to unlock doors

The 60-year-old Karl has spent exactly half his life as a player in the old ABA and as an assistant and a head coach in the NBA. Karl sits as the season continues to dribble away from him. The bromide is: At least, Karl has his health. "Yes, I do feel good about that," he said. (Denver Post)

Carolina’s Greatest Players of the ACC Era: 40-31

Davis’s 1992 season is one of the best in Carolina history to not warrant 1st-team All-ACC status. The ’92 ACC was historically strong– Hubert finished sixth in All-ACC voting behind Christian Laettner, Walt Williams, Tom Gugliotta, Rodney Rogers, and Bryant Stith; he was just ahead of Bobby Hurley, Grant Hill, and Sam Cassell. (Tobacco Road Blues)

Larry Brown shares vast knowledge

Larry Brown will be the featured speaker at Harvard coach Tommy Amaker’s clinic on Sunday, and the arrangement seems vaguely sacrilegious. Since when does Dean Smith’s first point guard appear at the behest of a Mike Krzyzewski prodigy? Isn’t there a secret societal code that prevents Tar Heels and Blue Devils from appearing in peace on the same floor? (Boston Herald)

Marcus Ginyard...a UNC villain?

Nolan Smith talked about how much fun it was to be apart of a "villain" team (against former Kentucky players). The guys asked him who would be on the Duke Villains team. One name that surprised me was Marcus Ginyard from UNC. Smith said, "He played defense in a certain way. He'd be North Carolina's talker. He would try to be their intimidator. He was known for that around the league." (WRAL Sports Fan)

Carolina’s Greatest Players of the ACC Era: 50-41

No one did it with any more style or grace than Ed Cota– his vision, creativity, and handle are unrivaled in UNC hoops history. He also led his teams to three Final Fours as a primary point guard (two as a starter, one as a 6th man/quasi-starter), a feat equaled only by Dick Grubar in Carolina history. (Tobacco Road Blues)

Danny Green paints bleak view of overseas play

In order to keep making a salary, Danny Green went overseas to play for the Slovenian team Union Olimpija during the lockout. The chance to play basketball has been beneficial for the former North Carolina standout. But it’s coming without some of the creature comforts that Green grew accustomed to in the NBA or even in the NBDL. (San Antonio Express-News)

Carolina’s Greatest Players Of The ACC Era: 60-51

In ’82, senior leader Black, had one of the sneakily-best passing seasons in Carolina history. Since 1980, it ranks as the 7th-best UNC season in terms of pace-adjusted assists / 40 minutes (trailing 4 Cota seasons, a Marshall season, and a Quentin Thomas season). (Tobacco Road Blues)

Duke vs. Carolina alumni game in works

Promoters are working out details on an exhibition game between former Duke and UNC players. Former Duke guard Nolan Smith tweeted, “A game is in the process of being formed now, with all your favorite players from past and present!” (CBS Sports)

Carolina’s Greatest Players of the ACC Era: 70-61

As a sophomore, Dedmon was the top frontcourt reserve on Carolina ‘s’69 Final Four team (backing up seniors Rusty Clark and Bill Bunting). While Charlie Scott’s 40-point explosion deservedly earns most of the credit for UNC’s victory over Duke in the ’69 ACCT championship game, Dedmon was also sensational. (Tobacco Road Blues)

Photoshop-savvy Tar Heels fans poke fun at ‘Carolina Lite’

Apparently still irritated by the way UCLA transfers Larry Drew and Travis and David Wear abruptly left North Carolina, a Photoshop-savvy fan decided to poke fun at the ex-Tar Heel trio and their new school. The creative ribbing from North Carolina fans is a product of anger over the manner in which Drew and the Wear twins left the program. (Rivals.com)

Carolina’s Greatest Players Of The ACC Era: 80-71

Zwikker’s breakthrough moment came as a sophomore in the ’95 NCAAT against Murray State. With Rasheed Wallace hobbled by a sprained ankle, Zwikker contributed 19 points and 6 rebounds in 20 minutes off the bench. (Tobacco Road Blues)

A Few ACC Villains Take On The Kentucky All-Stars Tonight

Hansbrough in particular is a nice pick-up for this team. Despite a lack of postseason showdowns, Hansbrough’s North Carolina team beat Kentucky in each of his four years in Chapel Hill. More importantly, though, is that he is Tyler Hansbrough, one of the most polarizing players in recent college basketball history. (Rush the Court)

Dante Calabria joins Buzz Peterson’s staff at UNCW

The worst kept secret in Wilmington became official on Wednesday morning, when UNCW named Dante Calabria director of basketball operations. Calabria, 37, played for Dean Smith at North Carolina from 1992-96 and just completed a 15-year professional career in Europe. He’s lived in Wilmington, during the summer, since 2000. (Wilmington Star News)

UNCW adds former UNC player Dante Calabria

Former North Carolina player Dante Calabria has joined the UNC Wilmington staff as its director of basketball operations. UNCW officials announced Wednesday that the 37-year-old replaces Brooks Lee, who was promoted to assistant coach during the summer. Calabria helped Dean Smith's Tar Heels reach two Final Fours and win the 1993 national championship. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Heir Jordan

The glitz, the glamor, the expectations, the pressure. Ever wonder what it's like to be one of Michael Jordan's sons? Soon, we'll find out. It looks like Jeffrey and Marcus, who both hoop at the University of Central Florida, are set to launch a website - heir-Jordan.com - and [presumably?] web series to answer those oft-asked questions we all want to know about the Jordan lifestyle. (Five-Star Basketball)

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