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Matt Doherty News & Bio


Name:Matt Doherty
Hometown:East Meadow, NJ
High School:Holy Trinity
Born:February 25, 1962 (56)
Height/Weight:6-8
Position:F
Notes:Basketball, 1980 McDonald's All-American
The Moment Roy Williams Turned Down UNC
It was UNC Athletic Director Dick Baddour's task to court and hire Roy Williams. We all know how it ended up in 2000: Williams declined,...

Chansky’s Notebook: A Circuitous Route
Notre Dame coach Mike Brey owes his job to Roy Williams. Brey, whose Fighting Irish host UNC Saturday, is in his eighteenth season at Notre...

Young Jalek Felton is growing into a Roy Williams point guard
Raymond Felton was a Matt Doherty recruit — his class anchored that championship run — but he was the first starting point guard under Roy...

UNC’s Disaster Relief Jamboree preview: ECU Pirates
One of the teams joining UNC in the Disaster Relief Jamboree Sunday is the East Carolina Pirates. Coached by former UNC guard Jeff Lebo, the...

Chansky’s Notebook: Perfect Time to Reset for Matt Doherty
Matt Doherty had almost fallen out of basketball after coaching stints at Florida Atlantic and SMU, following his short stay in Chapel Hill. Doherty had...

Atlantic 10 Hires Matt Doherty As Associate Commissioner
Atlantic 10 Conference Commissioner Bernadette V. McGlade announced Thursday the hiring of former basketball coach Matt Doherty to the position of Associate Commissioner for Men’s...

A look back at UNC's 1984 NCAA Tournament game versus Indiana
UNC meets Indiana in the Sweet Sixteen on Friday night. It will be the first postseason meeting between the two teams since 1984. That season...

NBA could've been a reality for Packers linebacker Julius Peppers
It was Feb. 6, 2001, against Wake Forest when Ronald Curry, the Tar Heels quarterback/point guard, threw that lob to Julius Peppers, a forward/defensive end...

The Aggies and the Heels: a short history
Curtis Hunter and Matt Doherty were teammates on UNC Head Basketball Coach Dean Smith’s 1982-83 and 1983-84 teams. In 2000 each took a head coaching...

Top 5 UNC point guards in the Roy Williams Era: No. 2
No. 2 - Raymond Felton: A National Champion and one of UNC's all-time greats, Felton, while at the helm of the Tar Heels, revitalized the...


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