Some Tar Heels-hoops-related stories, notes and quotes from the weekend:
ANOTHER DECADE FOR OL' ROY? Between “Tar Heel Tour” stops in Asheville, N.C., and Charlotte, N.C., last week, coach Roy Williams planned to take some time to look at the house he’s having built just off the 13th hole at Kenmure Golf Club in East Flat Rock, N.C., according to Keith Jarrett of the Asheville Citizen Times. But Williams doesn’t plan to live there full-time any time soon.
Williams, 61, said he still enjoys coaching and predicts he has a few years left in Chapel Hill before retiring to the mountains.
“I would like to coach six to 10 more years,” he told the newspaper. “I ain’t got 20 more in me. People bring little babies to me and say they want them to play for me, and I tell them they’ve got no chance.
“If I stay healthy, I think six to 10 more years. I really enjoy it, and it’s what I want to do.”
ECU GAME?: Bryan Hanks of the Kinston Free Press reported on Twitter that according to a source, UNC will host ECU on Dec. 15 next season. Officials from the schools would not confirm the report, noted Bret Strelow of The Fayetteville Observer.
But such a matchup would make sense, considering the Pirates are coached by Jeff Lebo, who played for UNC in the late 1980s -- and Williams has a history of putting in-state schools on the nonconference schedule.
BRIEFLY: Kendall Marshall will now begin his NBA draft workouts in Florida, according to insidenova.com’s David Fawcett. … Missed this last week, but over on ESPN’s NBA Draft blog, David Thorpe writes that Marshall would be a perfect fit in Portland (Insider access required) and that forward John Henson could be perfect for the Hornets (Insider access also required).
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