Plenty of praise from ACC coaches for Williams, Krzyzewski

By R.L. Bynum CHARLOTTE — With one Hall of Fame coach retiring in the offseason and another headed that way after the upcoming season, many of the ACC’s other head coaches talked about that transition Tuesday at ACC Tipoff. It figures to be comforting to most coaches that they won’t have to deal with battling …

Joel Berry, K.J. Smith join ACC Network as analysts

By R.L. Bynum You’ll no longer be able to watch Joel Berry II play basketball but can get his insights on television. Berry announced his retirement as a player in August. He, along with another former Tar Heel guard, K.J. Smith, have joined ACC Network as analysts. Berry’s first appearance on the network was on …

Hoops hype begins this week with ACC Tipoff, Late Night

By R.L. Bynum With Carolina basketball season less than a month away, the anticipation ramps up this week with the ACC Tipoff media gathering in Charlotte Tuesday and Wednesday and Late Night at the Smith Center on Friday night at 7:30. It starts on Tuesday with the men’s basketball portion of ACC Tipoff. Sophomore guard …

UNC announces more men’s hoops start times; both State games in afternoon

By R.L. Bynum More times were filled in Thursday for Carolina’s men’s basketball schedule, with both N.C. State games now set to start in the afternoon. Instead of the first meeting with the Wolfpack at the Smith Center on Jan. 29 starting at 8 p.m., it will now start at 2 p.m. The second matchup …

Blazers extend Little’s contract

By R.L. Bynum The Portland Trail Blazers have exercised their fourth-year rookie-scale option on Nassir Little, the team announced Friday. His fellow 2018–19 Tar Heels teammate Coby White of the Chicago Bulls also got an extension last month. The 6–5, 220-pound Little is beginning his third season at Portland after being drafted 25th overall in …