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New UNCG Interim Head Coach Wes Miller Excited For Chance To Prove Himself

The interim head coach will take over at the held of the Spartans in place of former head coach Mike Dement. "I think any coaching change is really tough, it's tough on everybody involved, especially the kids, but I think the things we're trying to focus on are coming together, getting together, and letting this situation bring us closer," said Miller. (Dig Triad)

Wes Miller gives UNCG a fresh look

The Southern Conference now has the youngest active NCAA Division I basketball coach in the country -- and one of the oldest too. UNC Greensboro introduced 28-year-old Wes Miller as its interim coach for the season on Wednesday, following the departure of Mike Dement on Tuesday due to mutual agreement with athletics director Kim Record. (Chattanooga Times Free Press)

David Glenn Chats With Jason Capel, Dec. 15

David Glenn caught up with Appalachian State basketball coach Jason Capel on Glenn’s afternoon radio show. Among the topics they discussed: what Capel makes of the Xavier-Cincinnati brawl; what Capel’s approach to trash-talking was as a player; whether he looks at his time at North Carolina any differently now; and what he hopes to see when he leads the Mountaineers against his alma mater on Saturday. (ACC Sports Journal)

Accolades aside, Vince Carter wants to win

Vince Carter didn't earn the nickname "Vinsanity" for nothing. The guy could put together an aerial highlight reel that was absolute pure insanity. Now nearing 35, Carter doesn't reach the same altitude as he once did and, frankly, he's not trying to. "I’m not really into trying to jump over people anymore," Carter said during his Dallas debut at Tuesday's media day. (ESPN.com)

Catching Up With: Jason Capel

When Jason Capel played for North Carolina from 1998-2002, he had an inkling, somewhere in the back of his mind, that he might end up on the opposite bench at the Smith Center someday. The former All-ACC forward -- in just his second year as a head coach, and third year in coaching overall -- will bring his Appalachian State team to play his alma mater in Chapel Hill on Saturday. (ESPN.com)

Six NC head coaches now have UNC ties

Wes Miller, who replaces Mike Dement for at least the rest of the season at UNCG, adds another branch to the Tar Heels’ ever-growing coaching tree. Out of the 18 Division I basketball programs in the state of North Carolina alone, there are now six head coaches who previously played for the Tar Heels. The list: (ESPN.com)

Dallas Mavericks sign Vince Carter

Days after agreeing to join the Dallas Mavericks, eight-time All-Star swingman Vince Carter made it official Monday afternoon. Carter, who has observed the Mavericks' practices the last two days, had to wait until clearing waivers. (ESPN.com)

Pro 'family' helped mold this UNC team

Since head coach Roy Williams returned to Chapel Hill in 2003, there always seems to be alums at the Smith Center during the summers. But the NBA lockout brought more Tar Heels home than in recent memory -- players looking to keep in shape, to compete with other locked-out pros, to hand down a bit of their knowledge to the next potential Final Four squad. And it made for some lively pick-up games. (ESPN.com)

Former UNC guard Wes Miller named UNCG interim head coach

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro announced Tuesday that head coach Mike Dement has resigned. Assistant coach and former Tar Heel guard Wes Miller has been named as interim head coach for the remainder of the season, Director of Athletics Kim Record said. The Spartans are currently 2-8 following Sunday's 75-60 loss at Florida State. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Mike Copeland hospitalized with knee injury

The Guildford Heat's search for their first win of the season goes on, but was overshadowed on Sunday night by a horrific injury to Mike Copeland which left the Heat forward in hospital. With just over a minute to go in the first quarter, Mike, who had not long since come on, drove hard to the basket. Rocks' centre, Deaundre Cranston, stepped in, but too late, and Mike tumbled to the floor, in obvious pain, clutching at his knee. (Guilford Heat)

Video: Danny Green likes to dance for the ladies

San Antonio Spurs' Danny Green definitely can play and compete in the NBA. He has all the necessary skills needed to succeed and continued to hone his skills while he was playing with Slovenian team Union Olimpija for the duration of the NBA lockout. And now as he returned to the U.S. for training camp, did you know he also can cut a rug? . (Project Spurs)

Starting job is Brendan Haywood's after all

That promise Rick Carlisle made to Brendan Haywood about being the starting center for the Dallas Mavericks? Yeah, well, a year and change later, the coach is keeping his promise. "I feel comfortable doing whatever the team needs," Haywood said. "So if it's to play the same role as last year, that's fine. If it's to play more minutes because of a situation, that's fine, too." (ESPN.com)

Sources: Vince Carter, Mavs close to deal

The Dallas Mavericks are closing in on reuniting Vince Carter with his former New Jersey teammate Jason Kidd, according to sources with knowledge of the deal. The full financial terms of the agreement weren't immediately known, but sources said Dallas was discussing a multiyear contract with Carter and hoped to have him signed by Saturday. (ESPN.com)

Dallas Mavericks sign Brandan Wright

The Dallas Mavericks have signed free agent forward Brandan Wright. The defending NBA champions announced the move Friday without disclosing terms. The 6-foot-10 Wright will join a Dallas team losing center Tyson Chandler to the Knicks. Wright was traded to New Jersey last February by Golden State, where he began his career in 2007. (Sports Illustrated)

Mitch Kupchak confident as Lakers prepare to go back to work

The Lakers are an older team, with eight players over 30, and the compressed regular-season schedule won't be friendly. Teams will have to play three games in three nights at least once this season. Some will have to do it two or three times. "I'm so old that I've been though the first lockout and I did play in a year when we played back-to-backs-to-backs several times in a season," Kupchak, 57, said (Los Angeles Times)

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