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Marvin Williams could miss two weeks with knee injury

Hawks coach Larry Drew said starting small forward Marvin Williams could miss up to two weeks because of the knee injury he suffered Wednesday at Detroit. Williams has a bone bruise in his right knee. He will be examined later this week. "After the first week, it will be about how much he can tolerate the pain," Drew said. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

UNCW is on the bus, working The Carolina Way

Buzz Peterson and Co. are riding The Energy Bus this season. Here’s further explanation. Peterson said he’s always looking for self-help or motivational books. But there’s one book he keeps nearby all the time – The Carolina Way: Leadership Lessons from a Life in Coaching. It’s written by former UNC coach Dean Smith and author John Kilgo. (Wilmington Star News)

Buzz Peterson Profile

During weekly phone calls [in high school], Michael Jordan continued to insist that [he and Buzz Peterson] would play for the same university the following year. While Peterson had made official visits to North Carolina, Kentucky, Duke, Tennessee, Maryland and Clemson, Peterson remembers Jordan's list of visits being much smaller. "The only places he had really visited were South Carolina and N.C. State," Peterson said. (The Seahawk)

George Karl: Ultimate player's coach

Nnw that George Karl is back -- the taxing [cancer] treatments are over -- you'd think he'd take a tighter grip on the wheel, to govern with such strict authority that players would need his permission to take a drink of water. Except Karl and the Nuggets rarely follow the conventional path. As the team readjusts to Karl and he to them, there is plenty of leeway -- even encouragement -- for them to play to their own rhythm. (ESPN.com)

Fast times for Raymond Felton

Thursday night, Raymond Felton got to guard his Bulls counterpart at the point, the rather quick Derrick Rose. Tonight, back at Madison Square Garden, it’s Washington’s John Wall, whose end-to-end speed impressed the Knicks during their preseason meeting. Of that challenge, though, the Knicks’ point guard (not slow himself) said, “Let’s see who’s the fastest." (The Record)

Texas Legends await Rashad McCants

Rashad McCants has to play for the Texas Legends if he wants to play in the D-League this season after they acquired his rights through the NBA's new D-League allocation rules. Yet the 26-year-old continues to hold out hope of landing an NBA job. According to Percy Miller -- widely known as Master P from his days as a rap artist -- McCants has received interest from "a couple NBA teams." (ESPN.com)

The Tale of a King

"Clyde King’s arrival in Chapel Hill in 1942 has somewhat of a movie set feel to it. A wide-eyed teenage athlete from a small town set among the tobacco fields and pig farms of Eastern North Carolina arrives on a scenic college campus during a magical time. The country is united in its war efforts, and hundreds of pre-flight students and troops are training and living in Chapel Hill." (Inside Carolina)

Former major league manager Clyde King dies

Clyde King, whose baseball career as a player, coach, manager and front-office man spanned six decades, has died in North Carolina. He was 86. King pitched with the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Cincinnati Reds during a seven-year big-league career, compiling a 32-25 record and an ERA of 4.14. His best season was in 1951, when he went 14-7. He was 3-6 in his only season at Cincinnati. (Raleigh News & Observer)

Rick Fox eliminated from Dancing with the Stars

On Monday, Rick Fox earned his highest "Dancing With the Stars" scores yet. But on Tuesday, the basketball star was bounced from the ballroom. The 41-year-old was ousted from the hit ABC show during a special election-night program that commemorated the 200th episode of "Dancing." Fox said Tuesday he had no idea that his "Dancing" road was nearing its end. (WRAL.com)

Rashad McCants on preliminary roster of NBDL team

After months of pondering the future of of an empty roster, there are now 15 newly christened members of the Texas Legends. Some of those 15 we know, and some of them we don’t, but with the draft now behind us, the Mavs’ D-League affiliate is beginning to come into focus. Despite the public hiccup, Rashad McCants is a Legend after all. (The Two Man Game)

Ty Lawson must be demanding

Ty Lawson is no longer a rookie, but there have been moments he has played like one. During the preseason, there were some murmurs about the point guard's lack of assertiveness on the court, and in some of the regular-season games, it has shown up again. "There's no question that we need to get Ty going a little more," Nuggets coach George Karl said. "I think he has to assert himself and not defer." (Denver Post)

Raymond Felton needs to find his rhythm with Knicks

Tony Parker, the star point guard the Knicks were going to target via trade or free agency, re-signed with San Antonio yesterday. Hours later, Raymond Felton, the stopgap the Knicks were hoping to dangle for Parker, couldn't get in sync with Amar'e Stoudemire and couldn't close out a game the Knicks thought they'd won. (New York Post)

Tyler Hansbrough turns the corner

All it took was a good practice from Indiana Pacers forward Tyler Hansbrough for coach Jim O'Brien to change his mind on the second-year player's playing time. Hansbrough practiced well Thursday, then followed it up with a good performance against the Charlotte Bobcats on Friday night. He played well again Saturday in the home opener against the Philadelphia 76ers, scoring nine points and grabbing seven rebounds in 23 minutes. (Indianapolis Star)

Tyler Hansbrough helps Pacers beat Bobcats 104-101

Tyler Hansbrough made a big contribution in his return to North Carolina and the Indiana Pacers rallied to beat the Charlotte Bobcats 104-101 on Friday night. With Hall of Famers Michael Jordan (Bobcats owner) sitting at the end of Charlotte's bench and Larry Bird (Pacers president) in the fourth row behind Indiana's, their teams staged a dramatic fourth quarter that featured an unlikely star. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Slow go for Hansbrough

Scan the box score from the Indiana Pacers' 122-109 season-opening loss Wednesday at San Antonio and Tyler Hansbrough's name jumps out. Rather than a collection of numbers beside Hansbrough's name, it says the second-year pro from North Carolina did not play based on coach Jim O'Brien's decision. (Charlotte Observer)

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