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Somebody spent some time with David Noel. I don't know if it was his mama's switch, a granny who fixed pies for him or what. But somebody raised that boy.
Modern role models should remember the trailblazers
The Durham Herald-Sun

The popular assertion that North Carolina won the men's NCAA basketball championship despite having Rashad McCants on the roster has to qualify as the dumbest theory of the year.
No title without McCants
The News and Observer

I was amazed that Williams passed on North Carolina the first time around, when Matt Doherty eventually got the job. With the program in trouble and a second chance to follow his heart, it wasn't a big surprise that he eventually left for Carolina the second time they asked.
Nobody appreciates it more than Roy
The Macon Telegraph

As the hype and speculation reach a crescendo, Marvin Williams is doing what he has always done. Biding his time, and not making a rash decision.
Marvin's big decision not coming this week
The Kitsap Sun

In Roy Williams' world, seven is as good as 18. That's holes, as in golf holes. When you're the reigning national champion for all of three days, and the recruiting season follows in the blink of an eye, there isn't much time to hit the links and play a full 18 holes, let alone a quick nine. So you play seven . . . thanks to Daylight Saving Time.
Heels' Williams not slowing down
The Philadelphia Inquirer

The Atlantic Coast Conference could face a record exodus of underclassmen leaving school this spring for the NBA Draft.
Players eye pro chance
The News and Observer

Former North Carolina basketball coach Matt Doherty got a couple of phone calls after Monday's national championship game from ex-assistants Bob MacKinnon and Fred Quartlebaum. "They said, 'Congratulations, we just won the national championship,' " Doherty said Wednesday.
Ex-N. Carolina coach Doherty reflects on title team
The USA Today

Now that Coach Roy Williams' pursuit of a national title has ended with North Carolina's 75-70 win over Illinois in Monday night's NCAA championship game, the question is who will be at next year's Final Four at the RCA Dome in Indianapolis?
Duke, UNC, Kentucky, UConn look strong for next year
The Winston-Salem Journal

This wasn't a team of destiny, it was a team built for success with five McDonald's All-Americans, including "the big three" which were signed three years ago, setting a firm foundation for a national championship. All that was missing was a respect demanding coach to nurture and develop the abundance of talent. Enter Roy Williams, a hungry, UNC alum, and championship game coach.
Tar Heels exemplify perfect equation for success
The SeaHawk

Just because you're among the highest profile college basketball coaches in the world, and even if your surname is an alphabetical eyechart, you don't want to be seen hanging out at high schools in Pennsylvania and South Jersey at this time of year
High-profile coaches trying to keep it low-key
The Philadelphia Inquirer

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