Wednesday, June 25, 2008

UNC/Duke Documentary

Just caught this on The Buzz.

N&O Reports:

Carolina-Duke rivalry headed to HBO

Without "The Sopranos" or "Sex and the City," HBO needs programming. The premium cable channel is turning to Duke and UNC for help. HBO will air a documentary about the ACC's biggest rivals in Feb. 2009, according to's Richard Deitsch.

Full Story...

Monday, June 16, 2008

Heels dominate ACC Basketball next year...

Maybe, but this sure makes it seem more likely...

UNC's Lawson, Ellington, Green to return

I'm not too sure Ellington or Green were seriously going to be 1st rounders, but Carolina is certainly better with them. Lawson I believe probably would have been, but his recent legal troubles raised enough questions to cost him some serious $$'s, and coming back started making more and more sense.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Vinny Del Negro?
It's up to Vinny Del Negro to raise Bulls from ashes
Chicago Tribune, United States - 1 hour ago
Now it's Vinny Del Negro, the assistant general manager of the Suns and a man who has never coached a day in his life. If there are a few other people ...
NBA source: Bulls offer coaching job to Del Negro The Associated Press
Bulls expect to name Vinny Del Negro head coach Chicago Sun-Times
Vinny Del Negro to coach Bulls: report

Sunday, June 8, 2008

JJ Gone

Word is that JJ Hickson is staying in the NBA draft. I hope he does well and gets the payday he's after.

As far as NC State goes, a few thoughts come to mind:

  • Some may view the Hickson experience as Lowe vs. Sendek test. My belief is that Sendek had found a path to sucess in college by for the most part concentrating on guys that are 4 year guys. You could argue that he just couldn't draw one and done talent, and that is certainly true given that his offensive system wasn't about showcasing individual talent. But, it isn't a simple decision. Would you rather have a JJ Hickson or a Marcus Melvin? An OJ Mayo or Gavin Grant? A John Gilchrist or Engin Atsure? When you look at everything from potential trouble to graduation rates, I'm not sure what I'd do.
  • We've all talked about NC States chemistry issues. It brings up thoughts of addition through subtraction that was the basis of thin NC State hopes after the departure of Kenny Inge and company. No one should doubt that JJ Hickson was the best player on the court for NC State last year. BUT, I strongly believe that Sidney Lowe fell in love with the NBA body and potential of JJ, and completely lost his way offensively last year. Let's hope JJ's departure forces Lowe to install a college offense with some flow that allows his players to actually play the game, as opposed to last years endless series of set plays designed to exploit Hickson's strength.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Ty Lawson Arrested

Washington Post
Tar Heels' Ty Lawson Arrested For Driving After Drinking
AOL SPORTS, NY - 2 hours ago
North Carolina point guard (and NBA draft hopeful) Ty Lawson was arrested for driving after consuming alcohol in Chapel Hill. ...
UNC Point Guard Ty Lawson Charged with Driving TransWorldNews (press release)
Ty Lawson Latest Tarheel To Suffer Cruel Fate Of Demon Liquor Deadspin
North Carolina's Ty Lawson charged with DWI The Associated Press