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Vince Carter traded to Suns

The Phoenix Suns have acquired eight-time NBA All-Star Vince Carter, center Marcin Gortat (MAR-chin GORE-tot), swingman Mickael Pietrus (MY-kel PEET-rus), a first-round pick in this year’s draft and cash considerations in a six-player trade with the Orlando Magic, the club has announced. (Suns.com)

Mike Krzyzewski appreciated Dean Smith's influence on his career

Mike Krzyzewski, Dean Smith's long-time rival, was in Philadelphia with Duke for an NCAA tournament regional and sent for Dave Hanners. "He wanted to tell me how much he appreciated the tradition and everything Coach Smith created (because) it made him better," said Hanners, now a Charlotte Bobcats assistant. "It was almost like he was saying (Smith) was my role model." (Charlotte Observer)

ACC opens its video vault

Die-hard ACC basketball fans no longer have to subject themselves to ESPN Classic’s scheduling to watch their favorite games. In one of the latest innovations on the ACC’s website (www.theacc.com), more than 100 full-length, commercial-free games are being offered for free viewing. (Winston-Salem Journal)

Video-Powered ACC Vault launched on league's web site

The ACC Vault features video dating back to 1983, including the ACC Tournament Championship Game from every year. The games have been coded within the ACC Vault in play-by-play detail, enabling fans to jump to specific game moments, view the video, and share via Facebook, Twitter, email and other social channels. Users can also explore categories such as great blocks, great finishes, and ACC Stars. (The ACC)

Video: Michael Jordan's NC Hall of Fame induction

Footage of Dean Smith and Michard Jordan at Jordan's induction into the North Carolina Hall of Fame. The ceremony took place during halftime of the Charlotte Bobcats-Toronto Raptors game on Tuesday night. (Bobcats.com)

Ed Davis has double-double in first career NBA start

With Andrea Bargnani out with a knee injury, rookie Ed Davis started at power forward for the Raptors on Wednesday. He had 10 points, 10 rebounds, a steal and two blocks in 32 minutes, and has earned more playing time lately. (Roto World)

Photos: Dean Smith at Jordan Ceremony

Dean Smith was on hand Tuesday night for Michael Jordan's induction into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame at halftime of the Charlotte Bobcats game. (Inside Carolina)

Michael Jordan's Enshrinement Worth the Wait

Michael Jordan didn’t need induction into the North Carolina Hall of Fame to validate his legendary status in the Old North State. That can be seen every few street corners, in shopping malls, on playgrounds, and on the backs of people littered throughout the Dean Dome in Chapel Hill. M.J. stuff is still everywhere. Jordan remains a worldwide super star a decade after his retirement from basketball. (Fox Sports South)

David Glenn Chats With Hubert Davis

David Glenn recently caught up with ESPN college basketball analyst Hubert Davis for an interview on Glenn’s afternoon radio show. Among the topics they discussed: If Davis thinks there are a lot of national title contenders this season, or just a few; how much better Duke is with a healthy Kyrie Irving than without him; what UNC’s ceiling is; and which ACC teams have impressed Davis thus far. (ACC Sports Journal)

Listen: Author Adam Lucas talks Carolina Basketball

Recently, Adam Lucas, author of Carolina Basketball: A Century of Excellence, sat down with UNC Press editor Mark Simpson-Vos and discussed the many different elements that went into the making of a book that has met the approval of former Carolina players, coaches, and fans alike. (UNC Press Blog)

Michael Jordan shares N.C. hall walk with Dean Smith

When Michael Jordan was inducted into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame Tuesday night at Time Warner Cable Arena, he did what he's done so many times before. He made it special. Going to mid-court for the ceremony at halftime of the Charlotte-Toronto game, Jordan shared the walk with Dean Smith, his coach at North Carolina. (Charlotte Observer)

Michael Jordan inducted into N.C. Hall of Fame

It took a while, but Michael Jordan is finally a member of the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame. The Wilmington native and former UNC star who went on to become a six-time NBA champion and the Charlotte Bobcats’ owner was inducted Tuesday at halftime of his team’s game against the Toronto Raptors. Jordan was elected to his home state’s hall in 1993. But he never got around to attending an induction ceremony in Raleigh. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Brendan Haywood Establishes Fund to Assist Single Parent Families

Dallas Mavericks center and Greensboro, NC native Brendan Haywood has established a Fund to assist single parent families. The fund, which is officially called the “Brendan Haywood Single Parents Fund,” is set up with the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro in North Carolina. Brendan opened the fund by contributing a donation of $25,000.00. (NBA.com)

Michael Jordan to take his place in N.C. Sports Hall of Fame

The North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame will fill a big hole tonight when Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan is inducted during a ceremony at halftime of the NBA team's game against the Toronto Raptors in Charlotte. Jordan was elected to the Hall in 1993 but was never enshrined. A former UNC All-American and six-time NBA champion, he will become an official member tonight. (Raleigh News & Observer)

Jacobs: Buzz’s Triumph, Bzdelik’s Anguish

Robert “Buzz” Peterson had come full circle. Unfortunately, the same might also be said for Wake Forest basketball, which after sputtering through a decisive 81-69 loss to Peterson’s middling UNC Wilmington team on Sunday looked miles removed from its NCAA tournament editions of the previous two seasons. (ACC Sports Journal)

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