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Ty Lawson Would Explore His Options In Europe

Ty Lawson can’t comment on the NBA lockout, which could go on for a long time. Some players like Deron Williams are taking their game to Europe. What about Lawson? Is it possible he could play in Europe during the lockout? “I’m definitely going to explore my options. If during the season or coming up to the season we’re still locked out, I will definitely explore that option.” (CBS Denver)

Nuggets guard Ty Lawson takes time to brighten a camper’s day

From a distance, the fat red and blue diagonal stripes on Kade Church’s cast are reminiscent of a candy cane. But there’s nothing sweet about a broken ankle, which is what the 8-year old has, suffered playing baseball. Tuesday, however, was no doubt his best day in the cast. He got to meet his favorite basketball player, Nuggets guard Ty Lawson. (Denver Post)

Catching Up With Jerry Stackhouse, July 11

Among the topics they discussed: the summer league that Jerry Stackhouse has been hosting for professional and college players in the Triangle; what he expects to see from some of the ACC’s incoming freshmen after watching them play in this summer; what Stackhouse’s thoughts are on this UNC team; and where Jerry Stackhouse’s career will go from here. (ACC Sports Journal)

Six Denver-area students awarded scholarships to Ty Lawson Basketball Camp

Although NBA players are currently locked out by owners, Ty Lawson still dished out six assists on Sunday. The third-year Nuggets point guard, in conjunction with Chipotle Mexican Grill, awarded six full-ride scholarships to the inaugural Ty Lawson Basketball Camp set to begin this week at Legend High School in Parker. (Examiner.com)

Stack still giving back in NC Pro-Am

Triangle G has a strong North Carolina influence. Harrison Barnes scored 19 points, John Henson added 18, Jerry Stackhouse scored 12, and incoming UNC freshman P.J. Hairston notched 10 in a game that filled the gym early. "I like the way he lets the game come to him," Stackhouse said of Hairston. "He can score, but he doesn't hunt the ball. I'm glad to see us (UNC) bringing in players like that." (Raleigh News & Observer)

Woman may sue over stolen Michael Jordan love letter

A local woman who received a love letter from Michael Jordan is demanding answers. She wants to know how someone got their hands on a high school love note and made thousands of dollars. "I see my letter and I'm thinking, what in the world?" Laquetta Robinson asked. She says her high school sweetheart, Jordan, wrote the letter to her nearly 30 years ago. She says she thought the letter was in her possession. (WTVD)

Larry Davis named high school coach at Lewisville

Modern technology still keeps Lewisville boys' basketball coach Larry Davis relevant with the younger generation. None of his players was born when he was setting state scoring records in the early 1990s at Denmark-Olar High School. A few were enrolled in pre-kindergarten when Davis picked up a national championship ring from UNC and later transferred to the University of South Carolina. (Orangeburg Times & Democrat)

Antawn Jamison knows lockouts

Cleveland Cavaliers forward Antawn Jamison was a wide-eyed rookie during the previous NBA lockout. Now 35, he remains one of the few active players left who played during the shortened 50-game season in 1998-99. Jamison didn't concern himself with thoughts of the current lockout last week. (Raleigh News & Observer)

Pistons' coach search, NBA lockout leave Pat Sullivan in limbo

Pat Sullivan, an assistant under the past two Pistons coaches Michael Curry and John Kuester, saw his contract end Thursday and he -- along with fellow assistants Darrell Walker and Brian Hill -- is without a team. Adding more stress to the situation is the NBA lockout and the fact that Sullivan is still a newlywed, having married a woman with a young son last summer. (Detroit Free Press)

Tobacco Road Midsummer Magic

Charles Scott, an All-American under Smith in 1969 and 1970, presented the legendary coach for his award Wednesday. And Scott confessed that to this day, he thinks of Smith in just about everything does. Said Scott: "He set the standard by which every day I get up, I ask myself, 'How would Coach Smith feel about what I'm doing today? Am I a good human being? Am I a good father? And I a good neighbor? Am I compassionate?" (Tar Heel Illustrated)

The life of Lorenzo Charles

While decades of being praised for such a feat would seem to be an ego steroid, Charles somehow absorbed the adulation and used it to water the seeds of his humility. "And it wasn't false humility," Fox said. "I think he had just moved on with his life." (Fayetteville Observer)

Catching Up With Jason Capel, July 1

Among the topics they discussed: how much Jason Capel grew as a coach in his first year as a head coach last season; what he thinks the future holds for the Mountaineers; how he let his brother, Jeff, join Mike Krzyzewski’s coaching staff at Duke rather than joining him in Boone; and what it’s like to be in a family of coaches. (ACC Sports Journal)

Michael Jordan’s high school love letter revealed

Michael Jordan's tough-guy reputation will no doubt survive this revelation, but it's no less surprising and not the least bit less charming that a recently revealed high school love note Michael penned in 1980 shows him to be just as smitten as we all were, when gathering our thoughts as we prepared a note meant for the object of our teenaged affection. (Yahoo! Sports)

Video: UNC coach Roy Williams receives Naismith Award in honor of Dean Smith

Current UNC men's basketball coach Roy Williams received the Naismith Good Sportsmanship Award in honor of former UNC coach Dean Smith, who joined Williams onstage. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Photos: Naismith Award Ceremony

Dean Smith was among those honored at Wednesday's Naismith Sportsmanship Award Ceremony, and he was joined by many of his former players. Inside Carolina photographer Jim Hawkins was at the Auditorium to capture the memorable ceremony and candid moments from the reception. (Inside Carolina)

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