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Jerry Stackhouse plans to hire Nicki Gross, previously only female coach in NBA G League

plans to add Nicki Gross, previously the only female assistant coach in the NBA G League, to his Vanderbilt men’s basketball staff. A source close to the situation confirmed to The Tennessean that Vanderbilt plans to hire Gross, pending routine background checks by the university and SEC office done for athletics department staff. (Nashville Tennessean)

Mack Brown, Roy Williams to Compete in 2019 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge

UNC football coach and basketball coach will represent the Tar Heels in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge charity golf tournament. Both coaches will compete for a share of the $650,000 scholarship and charity purse. The team's winnings will be split between an endowed scholarship at UNC and Champions Off the Field. (

Chansky’s Notebook: A Favorite Memory

Earlier this week, I visited a dear friend at his apartment in New York City. Eli Evans, one of UNC’s most distinguished alumni, suffers from Alzheimer’s Disease and may not have recognized me. During the visit, I pulled one of the Carolina basketball books off his shelf and looked for a story to read Eli. It was about UNC's NCAA title in 1957, when Eli was in school. (

Lucas: The Last Dinner

It took until the final team event of his senior season, but we finally learned of doing something wrong. It came at Wednesday's UNC basketball team banquet courtesy of . The freshly voted team MVP was turning in another terrific senior speech, a worthy companion to his effort at the Smith Center on Senior Day. (

ACC Barnstorming Tour gives fans, players a night to remember

said it’s been fun traveling around North Carolina. The ACC Barnstorming Tour also gives Williams one last chance to play with . got a call from the Boston Celtics about a pre-draft workout, so instead, former UNC point guard came to sign autographs and take pictures with fans. (Wilson Times)

UNC basketball alums crucial in NBA playoffs

Even excluding 's bench celebrations, there have been several noteworthy Tar Heel showings in this year's NBA playoffs. Take a look at which former North Carolina players are making themselves known in the postseason, from those on first-round upstart teams to the players helping their squad contend for the NBA title. (Daily Tar Heel)

Cameron Johnson Named MVP at UNC Basketball Awards Ceremony

was named the winner of the Most Valuable Player Award Wednesday evening at the UNC men's basketball team's 2018-19 awards ceremony. Johnson led the team in scoring at 16.9 points per game, made 96 three-pointers – second most in UNC history – and led the ACC in three-point shooting at 45.7 percent. (

Jimmy Braddock Recalls Memorable High School Basketball Career 40 Years Later

Jimmy Braddock has moved back to Chattanooga in recent months from Columbia, S.C., where he was once a solid basketball coach at the independent Hammond School and won a state championship. He is getting ready to marry and has enjoyed doing tax preparation work in recent years. And he said he hopes to get back involved in basketball. (The Chattanoogan)

Cam Johnson Works Out For Boston Celtics

The Boston Celtics hosted three players for predraft workouts on Monday, including senior guards (North Carolina), Quinndary Weatherspoon (Mississippi State) and Justin Robinson (Virginia Tech). The Celtics hold the 14th, 20th and 22nd picks in the 2019 NBA Draft but only Johnson is considered to be a first-round pick. (USA Today)

On this day 16 years ago, Michael Jordan played his last NBA game

Sixteen years ago Tuesday, played his last game in the NBA. In that game Jordan had 15 points, four rebounds and four assists in 28 minutes of play for the Washington Wizards in a 107-87 road loss to the Philadelphia 76ers. “It’s time to move on, it’s easier to accept that because physically I know it and feel it,” Jordan told reporters. (NBC Sports)

Roy Williams, Mack Brown team up for Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge

North Carolina fans have been spoiled with some legendary coaches in their respective programs. The Tar Heels have two legends heading two of their biggest programs with and . While the coaches will be on the field and court for their programs in 2019, they are teaming up this Spring for a big charity event on the golf course. (Keeping It Heel)

Jonathan Holmes Added to Elon Men’s Basketball Coaching Staff

Elon University head men's basketball coach Mike Schrage announced the addition of to his coaching staff on Monday, April 15. Holmes joins the staff as an assistant coach following an 11-year stint on William & Mary's coaching staff. Holmes is a 2003 graduate of North Carolina, where he was a four-year letterman on the basketball team. (Elon Phoenix)
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Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 80
Auburn: 97
Fri, Mar 29 Box Score
Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Notre Dame
Wed, Nov 6 TBD ACCN
ACC Basketball Standings
(2) Virginia16-229-3
(3) North Carolina16-227-6
(1) Duke14-429-5
(10) Florida State13-527-7
(16) Virginia Tech12-624-8
NC State9-924-12
Georgia Tech6-1214-18
Boston College5-1314-17
Wake Forest4-1411-20
Notre Dame3-1514-19

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