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Wednesday, December 14, 2011
UNC makes top-five hire

By staff

North Carolina has made one of the five best coaching hires this offseason, according to ESPN's Brock Huard. UNC's hire of Larry Fedora checked in at No. 4 on Huard's list. Here's an excerpt of his analysis:

Fedora will win at North Carolina, but how quickly and to what extent will depend on exactly what the NCAA levies against the school. Fedora became a very wanted man on the coaching circuit and had his pick of a number of jobs.

Ultimately he settled on Carolina for the same reasons we presented weeks ago in naming the Tar Heels job one of the best on the market: ideal living conditions, centralized recruiting base, tremendous facilities and the ability to compete immediately in the ACC.