DEAN SMITH RUMORS & GOSSIP
Recruiting is different now. There's always been elite players (think how Lew Alcinder's recruitment would be handled today) and great coaches selling great programs (imagine UCLA's John Wooden, UNC's Dean Smith and Kentucky's Adolph Rupp going after you). But today there is access to it unlike any seen before. Sure, there is the media that's greater...
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Reggie Bullock led North Carolina in three-point percentage, was second in rebounding and third in scoring and assists and was named the first-ever recipient of the Dean Smith Most Valuable Player Award at UNC's men's basketball awards ceremony held Tuesday night.
It's been nearly a week since North Carolina coach Sylvia Hatchell got the call saying she would join the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame, and she's still having a hard time believing it.
''I'm still like, `OK, when am I going to wake up here?''' Hatchell said Tuesday.
Hatchell will be part of a class that includes Louisville men's coach Rick...
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April 09, 2013
The Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame introduced Louisville head coach Rick Pitino as a member of its 2013 class this morning at the Marriott Marquis hotel in downtown Atlanta. Bernard King, Guy Lewis, Gary Payton, and Jerry Tarkanian will join Pitino in the 2013 class.
Pitino will receive his Hall of Fame ring in September during a ceremony at the Mohegan Sun and Resort Casino in...
Jeff Lebo is bringing his East Carolina program to the same court where he starred for North Carolina under Dean Smith and Roy Williams.
Lebo's Pirates (6-1) are making their first trip to Chapel Hill on Saturday to play the No. 21 Tar Heels, while Lebo is facing his alma mater for the second time in 15 seasons as a head coach.
''It's exciting to go back and it...
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December 13, 2012
(Bob Rosato/Sports Illustrated)Dean Smith and Bill Guthridge have known each other most of theirlives. They grew up not too far apart from one another in Kansas and Smith oncedated Gutheridge’s sister.In 1967, Smith invited Guthridge to join him in Chapel Hillwhere the two spent their remaining basketball careers together. They won National Championships in 1982 and1993, and...
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. --- So where does North Carolina go from here?
It may take the Tar Heels until lining up to face nationally-ranked Virginia on Saturday at the Dean Smith Center before they shake most of Wednesday's shocking 85-84 home loss to Duke at the buzzer. The pain that probably caused a lot of sleepless nights along Tobacco Road must resonate within the players 10-fold...
UNC legend Michael Jordan did a little public reminiscing today via Twitter, probably because his Tar Heels meet arch rival Duke tonight.
Jordan tweeted a photo of a recruiting letter Dean Smith sent to him and his family on Sept. 30, 1980 after he first visited the UNC campus. It’s kind of folksy and we say that because Smith was apparently fond of using the word folks. The...
Now that is one piece of North Carolina basketball history right there. Fittingly, given it is a piece of North Carolina basketball history, the letter from then-Tar Heels head coach Dean Smith to Mr. and Mrs. James Jordan and Michael is housed at the Carolina Basketball Museum, where such relics should be placed. A pic [...]
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Chapel Hill, NC -- Forget who North Carolina's opponent was Tuesday night at the Dean Smith Center, although Evansville does own a victory over Butler this season.
This game wasn't about the Purple Aces, not who they are and what they might become. Given UNC's circumstances, this was about the Tar Heels and what kind of team they might develop into.
We know they are...