UNC makes historic hire in picking Hubert Davis

By R.L. Bynum Hubert Davis not only takes a place in Carolina sports history alongside Charlie Scott but accepts the unenviable task of replacing Hall of Fame coach Roy Williams. His hiring became official Monday afternoon and a press conference will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. and will be streamed on goheels.com. Scott became …

Thunder waives Jackson, who had recently been reunited with Bradley

By R.L. Bynum The reuniting of 2017 national championship teammates Tony Bradley and Justin Jackson on the Oklahoma City Thunder lasted only five games. Twelve days after Philadelphia traded Bradley to the Thunder, the team on Monday waived Jackson. The move came two days after he missed all eight shots in nearly 17 scoreless minutes …

Tar Heels in NBA: Bullock’s best game since 2018 ignites Knicks rout; Little, Bradley play well

By R.L. Bynum Reggie Bullock got off to a hot start Saturday night and that helped propel New York to a 125–81 road victory over Detroit, the Knicks’ largest margin of victory since 1996. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uf3k40NVHJo&ab_channel=HooperHighlights Bullock scored 14 of his season-high 22 points and four of his six 3-pointers in the first quarter as the …

Tar Heels in NBA: Barnes scores 26 in loss to Lakers; Johnson hits 17 in victory

By R.L. Bynum Harrison Barnes scored 22 of his 26 points in the first half to lead four Tar Heels to score at least 13 points Friday night but only Cameron Johnson’s 17 points came in a victory. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxhSQxTnt7M&ab_channel=NBAMotion In 37 minutes of Sacramento’s 115–94 home loss to the Los Angeles Lakers, Barnes led the …

Wes Miller should be the next Carolina coach

By R.L. Bynum Either of the most likely candidates to replace legendary Hall of Fame coach Roy Williams at North Carolina — Wes Miller or Hubert Davis — would be terrific choices because neither would ever leave their alma mater for another job. Anybody who thinks that UNC athletics director Bubba Cunningham will hire somebody …

Tar Heels in NBA: Jackson plays well in Thunder win; three UNC alums out with injuries

By R.L. Bynum After not getting off the bench in the previous three games, Justin Jackson scored 10 of his 12 points in the first half as Oklahoma City earned a 113–103 home victory over Toronto. He played as if he had something to prove with his play on both ends of the court. https://twitter.com/NBACanada/status/1377424714373554176

Tar Heels in NBA: Barnes helps Kings win fifth straight; Bradley doesn’t miss in Thunder debut; White out

By R.L. Bynum Harrison Barnes and the Sacramento Kings just keep rolling. Barnes Barnes scored 11 of his 14 points in the first half as the Kings won at San Antonio 132–115 for their fifth consecutive victory. He added three rebounds and two assists. Sacramento is 11th in the Western Conference, which is just outside …

Tar Heels in NBA: Barnes’ amazing buzzer-beater gives Kings fourth consecutive win; good games from Green, White

By R.L. Bynum With the trade rumors and the trade deadline behind him, Harrison Barnes hit a big shot for the suddenly surging Sacramento Kings. Barnes caught an inbounds pass from the opposite end of the court and hit a buzzer-beating 3-pointer Saturday night to put a punctuation mark on a double-double performance as the …

Tar Heels in NBA: Green gets championship ring, proceeds to light up Lakers

By R.L. Bynum What a week for Danny Green. Two days after his $1 million contribution to UNC, Green picked up his 2020 NBA championship ring from the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night. He then proceeded to light up his former team. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nb3l8tgUG-4&ab_channel=HouseofHighlights Green collected 28 points and eight 3-pointers, including a game-clinching 3 …

Tar Heels in NBA: Sixers deal Bradley to Thunder, where he’ll play with Jackson

By R.L. Bynum Philadelphia dealt Tony Bradley, coming off a career-best game Tuesday, to Oklahoma City on Thursday for George Hill in one of several deals on NBA trade-deadline day. New York is dealing Duke star Austin Rivers and Ignas Brazdeikis to the Thunder as part of a three-team deal, with the Knicks getting Terrance …