Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Hansbrough to have entourage in NYC

North Carolina forward Tyler Hansbrough — who could be taken as early as 11th in the NBA draft Thursday night, by the New Jersey Nets — said he debated whether to accept the invitation to sit in the Green Room at Madison Square Garden.

"But it's always been a dream of mine to be there and shake Mr. Stern's hand,” Hansbrough said during a phone interview Tuesday. “I also thought it would be a good opportunity for me to represent North Carolina and my part of Missouri."

He'll also have plenty of company. Hansbrough said his dad, mom, older brother Greg, UNC coach Roy Williams and his agent will be sitting at the table with him. In addition, Hansbrough said, teammates Bobby Frasor, Marcus Ginyard and Dewey Burke – as well as Frasor’s dad – are traveling to New York to sit in the stands.

“I'm starting to get nervous, a little jittery - just because you never know exactly what's going to happen, who's going to make trades, who's going to finally take you,'' he said. "But I'm really confident that things are going to turn out well.”

— Robbi Pickeral


Anonymous said...

Go get Tyler Bobcats!

Anonymous said...

If the Bobcats take Hansbrough, I will not be renewing my season tickets. We dont need another non-athletic waste of a player from UNC.

Anonymous said...

nah, they'll take the wate of a player thug from Dook!!!

Anonymous said...

8:09 Anon.....I have talked to The Bobcats. They are willing to forego a Tar Heel Player to have you remain a season ticket holder. They would like to apologize for upsetting you and wish you would stop by their offices to discuss all aspects of running a NBA franchise.