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Michael Jordan Framed His $200 Check From Dean Smith

After he passed away in 2015, was able to thank his former players one last time in the form of a $200 check that was handed out to every UNC basketball letter winner he coached. , Smith's greatest player, never cashed his check. According to his son Marcus, the six-time NBA Champion framed it and placed it in his office. (Inside Carolina)

Jordan (Golf) Rules

The Last Dance hardly scratched the surface of 's passion for golf. With Pinehurst within reach of Jordan’s hometown of Wilmington and college headquarters in Chapel Hill, and with his former coach, , an avid golfer having many connections in the Sandhills, it’s easy to understand how Jordan found a deep presence in Pinehurst. (PineStraw Mag)

ACC Basketball Offseason Breakdown

4. North Carolina - A top flight recruiting class should instantly elevate the overall talent base in Chapel Hill, but decision making and outside shooting are both still major questions. Expect the Tar Heels’ front court quartet of , , , and to be absolutely lethal on the boards. (College Hoops Today)

Top 30 UNC Basketball Teams Of All-Time: No. 1 - 1956-57

UNC's first national championship team didn't have the collection of stars that led the 1982 or 2009 teams, but they had one of the greatest Tar Heels of all-time and great players who make them worthy of this spot . Not only are they tied with the 1976 Indiana Hoosiers for the best record of all-time, but the path to 32-0 was met with significant challenges. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Former UNC Basketball Star George Karl Reflects on Dean Smith, Vince Carter

prefaced each UNC basketball practice with a “Thought of the Day,” a method expounded upon in an interview with ESPN. “Most of those quotes were on life. Every once in a while they were on basketball, but 90 percent of the time they were on civil rights. They were on education. They were on making the right decisions." (Inside Carolina)

Joe Wolf's tenure as coach of NBA G League's Greensboro Swarm ends

The Charlotte Hornets are letting go of the coach of the team’s developmental league affiliate in Greensboro. was hired as coach of the G League’s Greensboro Swarm in 2018. Hornets General Manager announced Tuesday that Wolf’s contract would not be extended. Wolf played at UNC, where he was an All-ACC selection in 1987. (High Point Enterprise)

Jerry Stackhouse Trying to "Echo" Dean Smith at Vanderbilt

, now the head coach at Vanderbilt, is attempting to rekindle some of ’s magic in Nashville. The former NBA All-Star is using some of the basics he learned under the legendary coach to help resurrect the program. “I’m teaching the same principles, that same foundation, and fundamental things that I learned [at UNC],” Stackhouse said. (Inside Carolina)

Brandon Robinson, "Fans Forget We're Human Too"

"Fans forget we are human too." 's point proves that some fans are clueless about how they treat players as a commodity and not human beings. There's more to college programs than banners and hardware; there are kids encountering scrutiny at every turn because of a bad game, pass, or season; as adults, fans have to do better. (All Tar Heels)

Top 30 UNC Basketball Teams Of All-Time: No. 2 - 1981-82

was a three-time first-team All-America who played 17 seasons in the NBA scoring 15,324 points. was named one of the 50 greatest players in NBA history. His No. 42 is retired by the Los Angeles Lakers. He won three NBA titles, a Finals MVP, and is in the Naismith Hall of Fame. Everyone knows what accomplished. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

What impact will returners have on UNC men's basketball?

North Carolina Basketball will rely on a mixture of promising recruits and veteran talent this season. While the incoming recruiting class is highly touted — being ranked No. 2 nationally — experienced leadership will be just as important in putting together a strong season. Here are three returning players who will play key roles for the Tar Heels in 2020-21. (Daily Tar Heel)
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Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 53
Syracuse: 81
Wed, Mar 11 Box Score
Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Charleston
Fri, Nov 13 TBD
UNC at Hawaii
Fri, Nov 20 TBD
UNC vs. Maui Invitational
Mon, Nov 23 TBD Tickets
ACC Basketball Standings
(4) Florida State16-426-5
(11) Duke15-525-6
(14) Louisville15-524-7
(16) Virginia15-523-7
Georgia Tech11-917-14
NC State10-1020-12
Notre Dame10-1020-12
Virginia Tech7-1316-16
Boston College7-1313-19
North Carolina6-1414-19
Wake Forest6-1413-18

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