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Psycho T's thoughts on his UNC Tar Heels

Tyler Hansbrough, in preparation for the NBA lockout, has spent the entire offseason in Chapel Hill. Hansbrough, who is living with Bobby Frasor in Chapel Hill, has been able to get an inside look at this year's North Carolina Tar Heels group - which has been tabbed by many as the preseason No. 1 team in America. Here are a few thoughts: (CBS Sports)

Profiling 'Legend of the Phog' Larry Brown

Brown began coaching at Kansas in 1983, replacing the beloved Owens. He finished his career at Kansas with the second and arguably most memorable NCAA Tournament championship in school history. He didn't stay in Lawrence for a long time, but Brown is up there with Phog Allen, James Naismith, Roy Williams, Bill Self and Owens in the pantheon of Kansas basketball coaches. (University Daily Kansan)

Former NBA Star J.R. Reid Joins Chowan Men's Basketball Staff

Chowan University head men's basketball Coach Dan DeRose has solidified his coaching staff with the addition of former UNC and NBA star J.R. Reid. This is Reid's first collegiate coaching stint following a prolific playing career. He will work primarily with the Hawks' post players. Highly touted out of nearby Kempsville High School, Reid went on to star at the University of North Carolina, under then head coach Dean Smith. (Chowan University)

Jeff Lebo signs extension with ECU

East Carolina University has announced that a contract extension for men’s basketball coach Jeff Lebo was approved Friday by the University’s Board of Trustees. The deal should help secure Lebo’s position at ECU through the 2018-19 season. (Greenville Daily Reflector)

The Business Of Michael Jordan Is Booming

Yet even out of the spotlight, the business of Michael Jordan has never been better. We estimate that Jordan earned $60 million over the past year mainly through his endorsement deals with Nike, Gatorade, Hanes, Upper Deck, 2K Sports and Five Star Fragrances. He also owns five restaurants and a car dealership in North Carolina. (Forbes)

Former Knicks exec Donnie Walsh has no regrets

Donnie Walsh, after spending a summer in Indianapolis relaxing with his family, has no regrets on his decision to pass on Knicks owner James Dolan's contract extension to run the franchise. Last night, Walsh, 70, was back in Manhattan, looking dapper as the Bronx native was inducted into the New York City Basketball Hall of Fame at the New York Athletic Club. (New York Post)

Raymond Felton scheduled to play in Chris Paul's charity game in Winston-Salem

It was easy to see why Winston-Salem State agreed to work with Chris Paul and his parents on the forthcoming CP3All-Star Pickup Game at the Gaines Center on Oct. 1 – exposure. There were four television stations at today’s press conference to talk more about the game and what it means for Paul and his parents, Charles and Robin, to give back to the community. (Winston-Salem Journal)

One-On-One With George Lynch

Sixers.com: Last season you worked with SMU's basketball staff and you took a position with Cal Irvine back in March. Are you still with the Anteaters? George Lynch: I'm still at Cal Irvine. They're working on moving me to Strength & Conditioning for Men's Basketball. My job title hasn't been changed yet (currently works in Community Development) but I have a meeting with the Athletic Director. (NBA.com)

Dribbling with Ty Lawson

Ty Lawson's basketball credentials are astounding: First team USA Today All-American and McDonald's All-American in high school; 2009 NCAA Champion, Bob Cousy Award Winner and ACC Player of the Year; and 18th overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft. Now the pint-sized point guard is sharing his dynamic dribbling workout via Nike Basketball. (Five-Star Basketball)

King Rice brings winning history to Monmouth

Monmouth's royal blue-and-white uniforms may look more like Villanova's gear than the lighter shade of blue popular in Chapel Hill, but that's just about the only element of this Northeast Conference program that hasn't taken on a North Carolina flavor. The trend started in April when Monmouth replaced former coach Dave Calloway with King Rice, a North Carolina point guard from 1987-91 who worked most recently as an assistant coach at Vanderbilt. (Rivals.com)

Rashad McCants fine without game

It’s been a difficult post-college road for the 2005 North Carolina NCAA title team. Raymond Felton is on his fourth team in six years. Sean May is out of the league after recurring knee problems. Jawad Williams is a journeyman, and Marvin Williams has yet to reach his potential. As for Rashad McCants, he joins May as a flameout who couldn’t follow college success with consistency in the NBA. (Boston Globe)

Q&A with George Lynch

George Lynch is the kind of guy who’s been around the League, played with legends, and crunched through 82 games many times over. Don’t forget that he also cut down the nets in ’93 as a Tar Heel and was inches from Chris Webber as he frantically called for the infamous timeout he didn’t have. The man was kind enough to spend some time with SLAMonline updating us on his life after hoop. (SLAM Online)

Lawson Scores Team-High 21 In Debut With Zalgiris

Ty Lawson scored a team-high 21 points to go with six rebounds and four assists in his debut game with Zalgiris. (RealGM)

Sources: Michael Jordan fined $100K

The NBA fined Michael Jordan $100,000 for public comments he made last month about the lockout and one of the league's players, according to sources with knowledge of the situation. NBA spokesman Tim Frank confirmed that Jordan had been fined, but said the league would not comment on the total. (ESPN.com)

Tyler Hansbrough autograph session on Sept 17th to benefit UNC cancer center

Performance AutoMall will be offering photos with Tyler Hansbrough during his signing for a $5 contribution to UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and the N.C. Cancer Hospital. (UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center)

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