"The only one who gets more treatment than me these days is Tyler [Hansbrough]," North Carolina's coach quipped recently, standing during an interview because his back hurt too much to sit for more than five minutes.
Heels putting coach at ease
Raleigh News & Observer
Sitting at the back of North Carolina's team bus with his iPod on Wednesday, senior David Noel burst into a wild impression of rapper DMX on the ride from the airport to the hotel.
Silence is scary with rookies
When the North Carolina basketball coach recruited this year's freshman class, Bobby and Bob Frasor weren't the only player-coach duo he encountered on his home visits. Danny Green's dad also coaches high school basketball, and Marcus Ginyard's brother is a high school assistant coach.
Father (and brother) knows best for UNC
Greensboro News & Record
"If I had my choice of having a pain in the rear end and a pain in the leg and a great team that's easy to work with, or be in perfectly good health and not enjoy coaching, I'd rather have the pain in the rear end."
Surprising year pleases UNC coach
"I definitely remember Keith Jenifer," Noel said. "He gave us fits when he was at Virginia. He's a tough guard to stay in front of him. As soon as I saw his name on the board, I told the guys, 'He's good, so we're definitely going to have to buckle down and play defense.'"
Racers' Jenifer is 3-1 vs. Tar Heels
"I'm hoping we get some help from the crowd since we're supposed to be the underdog. I'm trying to pass the word to the Carolina fans that there's a Carolina guy on the staff. And maybe the Georgetown fans will root for us here since we're so close to them."
Notebook: Cherry knows what it takes to be a champion
After more than a season of struggle and erratic play, Quentin Thomas has become a key member of a suddenly strong group of reserves, and he will be among Coach Roy Williams' first substitutes in today's game against Murray State.
Bench Help: Thomas provides depth