When Dean Smith found out the NCAA did not supply enough watches to his team from the 1982 Final Four, the former North Carolina coach gave his own timepiece to student manager Dave Hart. Now, it is one of the more than 450 artifacts on display at the 8,000-foot, $3.4 million Carolina basketball museum, which will open to the public Monday.
It's a Heel of a museum
The News and Observer
Eight thousand square feet seems like a lot of space for a basketball museum. But spend an hour or so in the Carolina Basketball Museum, scheduled to open to the public Monday, and you start to wonder how they squeezed in everything.
Reminders of rich history fill new UNC museum
The Greensboro News-Record
Walk into the North Carolina Basketball Museum and it's like being in a time machine. After you watch the 6-minute video of the UNC basketball experience — which takes you from the moment you enter the Smith Center and look down onto the court, listening to the voices of Michael Jordan and Raymond Felton and Sean May and Phil Ford — be certain to immediately turn left when you leave.
Dascenzo: A walk through basketball history
The Durham Herald-Sun
Jonathan Cooper says he's going to be a Tar Heel. Cooper, the offensive lineman who helped open holes for Hoggard's state championship team, said he has decided to attend North Carolina.
Cooper says he will go to UNC
The Wilmington Star-News