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  1. 3-point shot: Obama honors UNC's Smith

    Andy Katz

    1. The Presidential Medal of Freedom award for former North Carolina coach Dean Smith was an honor well deserved. The recognition by President Barack Obama, like those before him since President John F. Kennedy created the award, is meant to be for i...

    Blog | August 09, 2013
  2. Ernie Banks, Dean Smith to get Presidential Medal of Freedom awar...

    Andy Katz

    President Barack Obama announced Thursday that Hall of Famers Ernie Banks and Dean Smith are among those who will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

    Story | Conversation | August 08, 2013
  3. Jim Calhoun and the Connecticut Huskies' future -- men's college ...

    Andy Katz

    Now in his 70s -- with 40 seasons and 873 wins in his rearview mirror -- Connecticut's Jim Calhoun sat down with ESPN.com to discuss his career, his health, his team and his succession plan for the program he built into a national power.

    Story | Conversation | June 20, 2012
  4. North Carolina Tar Heels coach Roy Williams cementing his own leg...

    Andy Katz

    As the reloaded national champs gear up for practice on a quest to defend their title, the coach of the Tar Heels still just wants to make Dean Smith proud. Roy Williams wouldn't have it any other way.

    Story | Conversation | October 16, 2009
  5. Bob Knight handed off the team to Pat just like he wanted

    Andy Katz

    Bob Knight has been talking about retiring for a year, but on Monday, Pat Knight couldn't talk his father into staying. Just like that, the son is taking over for the father, and Bob Knight did it the way he wanted, writes Andy Katz.

    Story | Conversation | February 05, 2008
  6. Hiring Williams at Kansas a gamble that paid off

    Andy Katz

    Hiring Roy Williams, then an assistant coach at North Carolina, was a risk in 1988. It's safe to say, with Williams' being inducted into the Hall of Fame Friday night, that the reward was well worth the risk, writes Andy Katz.

    Story | Conversation | September 07, 2007
  7. Knight's pupil may put the win record out of reach

    Andy Katz

    With all the buzz about Bob Knight's breaking Dean Smith's career wins record, it's Knight pupil Mike Krzyzewski who ultimately could put the record out of reach, Andy Katz writes.

    Story | Conversation | December 28, 2006
  8. Tech's displeasure lay in performance, not the record

    Andy Katz

    In Lubbock to witness history, Andy Katz instead saw Texas Tech lose to UNLV. He notes, though, that passing Dean Smith is about much more than one game.

    Story | Conversation | December 28, 2006
  9. Knight has stayed consistent in four-decade career

    Andy Katz

    On the brink of breaking Dean Smith's all-time wins record, Bob Knight has stayed true to himself, Andy Katz writes.

    Story | Conversation | November 09, 2006
  10. Williams couldn't say no twice to alma mater

    Andy Katz

    Roy Williams was torn, but in the end, saying no twice to Dean Smith wasn't an option.

    Story | Conversation | April 15, 2003
  11. Lost season won't keep Doherty's Heels down long

    Andy Katz

    Coming off an 8-20 season, Matt Doherty is confident he can restore UNC's good name.

    Story | Conversation | November 10, 2002
  12. NCAA tournament: Andy Katz: Playing with purpose

    Andy Katz

    Tyler Hansbrough can enhance his legacy with a title this season. Who else can use the NCAA tournament to change perceptions?

    Story | Conversation | March 17, 2009