2011-12 North Carolina Men's Basketball Yearbook

2011-12 North Carolina Basketball Yearbook

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Carolina Basketball 2011-12 ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS Steve Kirschner Associate Athletic Director for Communications (Basketball Contact - Roy Williams/Credentials) Office: (919) 962-2123 Direct: (919) 962-7258 Home: (919) 968-1531 Mobile: (919) 475-2695 stevekirschner@unc.edu Matt Bowers Associate Athletic Communications Director, Director of Internet Services (Basketball Contact - Players) Office: (919) 962-2123 Direct: (919) 962-7259 Home: (919) 929-7814 Mobile: (919) 619-7021 mattbowers@unc.edu CREDENTIALS Please send requests to Steve Kirschner. Mailing address is University of North Carolina, P.O. Box 2126, Chapel Hill, NC 27515-2126. Fax requests on letterhead stationery to (919) 962-0612 or e-mail stevekirschner@unc.edu. Credentials will be mailed or held at media will call located in the athletic communications office, which is at the front of Koury Natatorium, adjacent to the Smith Center. Media with season credentials must contact Kirschner in advance to guarantee a press row seat at individual games. INTERVIEWS & PRACTICE All requests for interviews must be made through the athletic communications office. Contact Kirschner with interview requests for Roy Williams or to attend practice. Throughout the season Williams holds regular press conferences at the Smith Center. These typically begin at 2 p.m. and parking is located in the Manning Lot off Tar Heel Boulevard. Out- of-town media may watch press conferences live on TarHeelBlue.com and ask questions by contacting Kirschner or Matt Bowers in advance. Due to contractual obligations, Williams is unable to participate in live radio call-in shows. Media should make player interview requests to Matt Bowers. Player interviews occur before practice. Newcomers are available to the media once they've played in a regular-season game. Players are not available for interviews on game day or on non-practice days. Players will not participate in radio call-in shows, but are available to tape radio interviews. 208 POSTGAME PRESS CONFERENCES Williams holds his postgame press conference in the media room. Players are available in the lounge adjacent to the lockerroom for 20 minutes following each home game. ACC TELECONFERENCE MEDIA INFORMATION PARKING, During ACC play, Roy Williams is available each Monday at 11:40 a.m. for 10 minutes on the ACC teleconference (although the first teleconference is on Tuesday Jan. 3, 2012). Please call Kirschner or Brian Morrison at the ACC at (336) 851-6062 for the number. PHOTO COMPOUND Photographers may transmit from the "Orange" locker room. Jeffrey Camarati, director of athletic photography, coordinates this compound. Wireless internet, 24 ethernet lines and an analog phone line are available. Statistics are brought to the photo compound at halftime and after the game. PHOTO SPOTS The athletic communications staff assigns shooting locations around the court. Specific requests for special camera placements should be made in advance to Kirschner or Camarati. For safety reasons, cameras are not permitted on the blue padding on the basket supports. Floor remotes must be removable. They may not be fixed to the floor and will only be allowed if a photographer is seated with the camera. PHONES, WIRELESS There are several telephones available in the media room. No courtside phone hookups are permitted at the Smith Center. High-speed, wireless Internet access is available in the arena, media room and photo compound. Robert Crawford TAR HEEL SPORTS PROPERTIES Learfield Communications is the rights-holder for game broadcasts, Coach Williams' weekly live call-in show (each Monday evening at 7 p.m.) and TV show. Jones Angell and former Tar Heel All-America center Eric Montross form the Tar Heel Sports Network broadcast team. Angell is in his 11th year with the Tar Heel Sports Network, his sixth on the men's basketball broadcasts and his first doing play- by-play. Montross earned All-America honors at Carolina in 1993 and 1994 and was the starting center on the '93 NCAA champions. He is in his seventh season providing analysis. Check TarHeelBlue.com for more information on the Roy Williams TV show and for a list of radio stations that carry Carolina broadcasts. VISITING RADIO Radio network rights-holders for opposing teams are provided four seats on the scorer's table adjacent to the visitors' bench. A stat monitor is available and printed stats are provided at each media timeout. UNC provides two ISDN lines and two analog lines at no charge. NBA SCOUTS There are no scouting seats on press row. Seats for scouts in the stands are available by contacting Nadia Lynch in the men's basketball office at (919) 962-1154 or by e-mail at nlynch@ uncaa.unc.edu. Due to limited space, scouts are not permitted in the media room. Pregame notes, rosters and statistics will be provided when you pick up your ticket at the entrance to the arena for scouts. TARHEELBLUE.COM/TWITTER Carolina's official website is TarHeelBlue. com, which features the team yearbook, statistics, game notes, roster, schedule, past season archives and other information. Video feeds of the weekly and postgame press conferences are posted to the site. Follow the Tar Heels on Twitter: @UNC_Basketball SMITH CENTER ENTRANCE Media park in the Bowles Lot on Skipper Bowles Drive, adjacent to the Kenan-Flagler Business School. Spaces are not reserved. Directions: NC Hwy 15-101 to Manning Drive, turn onto Bowles Drive and the Bowles Lot will be on your right at the bottom of the hill. The media entrance to the Smith Center is located at Entrance B, up the stairs from the Bowles parking lot. All briefcases, computer bags and photo equipment are subject to search for security purposes.

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