CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – North Carolina coach Sylvia Hatchell says she's scheduled to start what she hopes is her final chemotherapy treatment for leukemia this week and "there's a chance" she could return for the NCAA tournament.
Hatchell attended Sunday's regular-season finale between her No. 14 Tar Heels and No. 7 Duke. The five-day treatment would keep her out of this week's Atlantic Coast Conference tournament, but Hatchell said before the game she is hoping to return in a supporting role for the NCAAs.
Hatchell, who was inducted into the Naismith Hall of Fame in September, hasn't coached all season. Hatchell's doctor said in January her leukemia is in remission after several chemotherapy treatments.
Associate head coach Andrew Calder has led the Tar Heels in her absence.