Today In History: Michael Jordan’s NCAA Championship Winning Shot

Michael Jordan’s game-winning shot earned Dean Smith his first championship (via chicagonow) On March 29, 1982, the North Carolina Tar Heels took a 63-62 victory over the Georgetown Hoyas after Michael Jordan scored on a jump shot with 15 seconds left in the NCAA championship game. The Tar Heels kept a scoring advantage but could not completely shake the Hoyas off their tail. With...
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Michael Jordan's mom: Recently discovered recruiting letter isn't real

The infamous recruitment letter sent by Hall of Fame Coach and living legend, Dean Smith, to Michael Jordan is something most MJ fans would love to get their hands on. NBC Chicago reports, in a recent public auction, Goldin Auctions, recently obtained the letter and decided to list it in a future auction calling it “the most important recruiting letter ever written by a head coach...
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January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Jordan’s College Recruitment Letter from UNC, Dean Smith Up for Auction

Tweet The value of sports memorabilia fluctuates at a pretty high rate. Pretty mundane items can see their price be solid one day and be worth pennies the next. Whenever it’s items concerning legends, though, the value is always high. Michael Jordan, who would certainly qualify as a legend in more than one way, might have some of the most valuable...
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January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

North Carolina Basketball: My tribute to Dean Smith

The building that is named after him, another honor that Dean Smith did not want Last Wednesday Dean Edwards Smith’s wife received the Presidential Medal of Freedom on his behalf from President Barack Obama, proving once again that for as legendary a coach he has been, he has been just as great, if not better, as a human being. For those of you that think this post is a bit late…...
November 24, 2013  |  Discuss

North Carolina Basketball: Which Heel has the most NBA rings?

As the North Carolina basketball season approaches I was surfing the internet for a story about former Tar Heels, when I found a small nugget that was worth writing about. Anyone that follows my blogging knows that I do a “North Carolina in the NBA” recap, which run downs how the former UNC players are doing at the next level. In all 44 NBA Championship rings have been won by...
November 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Is Hubert Davis the future head coach at North Carolina?

One of the great things about being a blogger for the school you love is that you get to read a lot about it. Those articles/posts/tweets/whatever else can range from a flood about the two main sports to a trickle of the Olympics ones. Or they might about about high high schoolers being recruited to former players now at the next level. And sometimes you find one about the coaching...
November 02, 2013  |  Discuss

My Thank You to Dean Smith…

Dean E. Smith (Photo Credit: Tar Heel Nation As all of you know, since the news in an electronics era like this bit of news could be considered old… legendary coach Dean Smith will receive the highest award that can be given to a civilian … The Presidential Medal of Freedom. But there are two simple reasons for this delay, first because I did not want to rush into writing about...
August 11, 2013  |  Discuss

UNC's Hatchell savoring Naismith selection

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  |  Discuss

UNC-Duke Night: Here’s Dean Smith’s Recruiting Letter To Michael Jordan

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...
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February 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Dean Smith's recruiting letter to Michael Jordan

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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February 08, 2012  |  Discuss

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