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 MLB: Bard, Harvey among big Opening Day stories

By R.L. Bynum The two big Opening Day stories for former Tar Heels are right-handed pitchers Daniel Bard and Matt Harvey, both in their 30s, with plenty of hope entering the season. Bard, 35, will be the Colorado Rockies’ closer and Harvey is getting another chance to prove himself, this time as the No. 2 …

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 …

Pack rolls over UNC on tough night for Heels ace Love

By R.L. Bynum CHAPEL HILL — Starting pitching has a way of sending momentum built in a young season the opposite direction in a hurry for one night. That happened convincingly Friday night when previously reeling N.C. State rode a complete game from right-hander Reid Johnston (2–0) and North Carolina ace Austin Love (4–1) battled …

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 …

Tar Heels in NBA: Bradley has career night in Sixers’ win on day teammate Green makes huge contribution; Little out again

By R.L. Bynum It was a big day for two Tar Heels playing for the red-hot Philadelphia 76ers, who have won three consecutive games and nine of their last 10. After Danny Green donated $1 million earlier on Tuesday to endow a men’s basketball scholarship at UNC, he made a solid contribution with 11 points …

A monster game from Watts in NCAA debut not enough against Alabama

By R.L. Bynum After waiting six years to finally play in an NCAA tournament game, Stephanie Watts did all she could to make it a memorable debut. The 2016 ACC freshman of the year did it all for North Carolina with a 29 points, seven 3-pointers and three blocks, all season-highs, but they weren’t enough …