Art Chansky

Ol’ Roy: Coach of this Century?

Duke fans like to refer to Mike Krzyzewski as the GOAT (Greatest Of All Time). But the national media is finally noticing that Roy Williams may be his rival in that respect, as well. The ACC may not think so — In the last two seasons, Williams has two NCAA title game appearances, two ACC regular season championships, one ACC tournament title and only nine ACC Coach of the Year votes to his credit — but two stories from Bleacher Report and NBC Sports published this week make a case that Ol’ Roy may be at least the GOTT (Greatest Of...

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Art’s Angle – Eye Of The Hurricane

CHAPEL HILL – Instead of students and fans exploding from the bars to party on Franklin Street late Saturday night, they might have convened a giant prayer meeting to thank whatever forces allowed the Tar Heels to survive the second national semifinal over Oregon. Their team literally limping to the finish line against the Ducks, saved by offensive rebounding that offset four bricks from the free throw line by two of the team’s more reliable foul shooters, Carolina lives to play in the national championship for a second straight year and try to avenge the last-second loss in Houston....

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Art’s Angle: Come What Maye

MEMPHIS – If you are worried about the pro-Kentucky crowd here, the Wildcats being at the top of their game with 13 straight wins and how the Tar Heels can stop De’Aaron Fox (who was unstoppable against UCLA Friday night) and Malik Monk (who was unstoppable against UNC back in December with 47 points), consider this: Las Vegas has Carolina a 2½-point favorite. Whaaaaat? Must be because Kentucky has Bluegrass but the Tar Heels have blood lines. As in Luke Maye, perhaps the best-kept secret in college basketball. Maye’s father, Mark, was a record-smashing quarterback for the football Tar...

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Chansky’s Notebook: Law ‘Dad Gum Wrong’

Hasn’t House Bill 2 done enough damage to the Tar Heel State? Roy Williams, who publicly is as apolitical as it gets, was asked about controversial HB2 or the “bathroom bill” that moved the home court advantage his team had earned away from Greensboro and put it in Greenville, South Carolina. Basketball aside, ol’ Roy said the law is just dad gum wrong and pondered, “Are we that smarter than 49 other states … that we have a law that no other state has?” After also losing the ACC Football Championship, the NCAA Soccer final four, the ACC Baseball...

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