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Why Danny Green’s value can’t be seen on box score

’s statistical line Wednesday night showed a miserable offensive effort that he probably would like to forget. But the biggest reason the Spurs were able to escape with their first road victory of the season came from a defensive play by Green that might be the most critical play to this point of the season. (San Antonio Express-News)

More insight into Nuggets’ Ty Lawson, from a Tar Heels teammate

I caught up with ’s good friend from North Carolina, his old Tar Heels teammate , who provided some more insight into both Ty and “Chico,” the alter-ego we met in Sunday’s Denver Post. Here’s what Campbell e-mailed: "He’s one of the most genuine people I have ever met in my life. He is true to himself in every sense of that statement..." (Denver Post)

Catching Up With: Phil Ford

misses the practices. Teaching players. Inspiring players. Watching them get better. That’s why the former North Carolina All-America — fired alongside the rest of the Charlotte Bobcats’ coaching staff more than a year ago — can sometimes be found at the Smith Center these days, watching his alma mater prepare for its next game. (

Karl, Lawson, fans shine in NBA poll

So, which NBA coach runs the best offense? Survey says...?. This according to a survey of NBA general managers. Other Nuggets popped up in the survey responses, notably point guard , in response to the question: Which player is most likely to have a breakout season in 2011-12? (Denver Post)

UNCG's Wes Miller Excited About First Wins, Ready For More

Getting your first win is exciting for every Head Coach. began his tenure at UNCG 0-6 before the Spartans embarked on a two game road trip with the College of Charleston and The Citadel. The Spartans stepped up their play and swept both games to give Miller the first coaching wins of his collegiate career. (Dig Triad)

Vince Carter injures left foot

sprained his left foot while maneuvering to get off a last-second 3-pointer Monday night in the Dallas Mavericks' 73-70 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers. X-rays taken at the Staples Center were negative, but Carter emerged from the training room on crutches. He said he heard a "pop" in the top of his foot inside, pointing along the inside of his big toe. (

Catching Up With: Daniel Bolick

The new basketball coach had to pause and reflect for a moment at the reporter’s question. , less than a year removed from his final game in a North Carolina uniform, is the JV boys’ basketball coach at Durham Academy. He knew he was under the coaching tree, but did he know how far back that went? (Carolina Blue)

Ty & Chico: Lawson, alter ego playing star roles with Nuggets

says he has an alter ego: Chico. That's the nickname they gave him in Lithuania during the NBA lockout last year. Ty is the guy who just goes with the flow. Chico is the guy who creates the flow for the Nuggets, the guy who could be an all-star this season. "He is the tortoise and the hare," Nuggets assistant coach Chad Iske said of Lawson. (Denver Post)

Michael Jordan's former coach arrested at home where dead body was discovered

Detectives with the Wilmington Police Department found a body while searching a home in Wilmington Friday for evidence relating to a missing person's case, and one of two men arrested at the scene used to be 's basketball coach while he attended Laney High School. Herring was recently featured in Sports Illustrated Magazine, discussing his connection with . (WECT)

UNCG's Wes Miller Grabs First Win As Interim Head Coach

Trevis Simpson and Derrell Armstrong scored 16 points each as UNCG snapped its 11-game losing streak by defeating College of Charleston 73-66 Thursday night. The victory was the first in seven tries for interim head coach , who took over the Spartans in December. (Dig Triad)
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