CHAPEL HILL– UNC men’s basketball coach Roy Williams delivered a couple big announcements at Media Day on Thursday. And not surprisingly, they both revolved around the embattled junior guard P.J. Hairston.

Coach Williams says Hairston has earned the opportunity to practice with the team when the Tar Heels open up official practice for the 2013-2014 campaign on Friday. Hairston was suspended on July 28.

Up to this point, Coach Williams says Hairston has complied with all of his demands and that he “has never made the demands on a young man that [he has] made of P.J.”

Coach Williams also says the final decision on how many games Hairston will miss of the regular season will be made before any games are played. He says he just hasn’t made up his mind on the exact length of the suspension.

But it won’t be long now before that decision. The Tar Heels open up their regular season on November 8 against Oakland University.