Late this afternoon the word came down that Art Chansky, who is a big wheel at Tar Heel Sports properties, was out, apparently unexpectedly.
Also, around the same time, WTVD made available this email, which is amazing. Basically Chansky is critical of Davis in a vague way and is suggesting some guys to conduct a coaching search to replace Davis. You have to read the whole thing.
I will let others speculate about whether these items are related.
The best place to follow this is on Mark Armstrong’s Twitter feed.
In the news article on WTVD, the head of Tar Heel Sports Properties and Chansky don’t seem to necessarily agree on what happened.
Well-known and longtime Tar Heel Sports Properties employee Art Chansky was fired Wednesday after 18 years as Associate General Manager and Account Executive for the company.
Chansky confirmed the news to Eyewitness News over the phone, but had no further comment.
The firing comes after an email surfaced in a recent release of documents
Compare that understanding to this one, also in the same article:
Gary Sobba, the head of Tar Heel Sports Properties insists Chansky resigned and said Chansky has been “a tremendous resource” and wished him the best.
In the WRAL article about Chansky, they quote a source saying:
people within the company were “surprised” that Chansky was leaving.
For those of us who aren’t in the know about Tar Heel big wigs, Chansky has written several books about North Carolina, along with the UNC-Duke rivalry. He is as much of a well-known name when it comes to Tar Heel fans as Woody Durham and Mick Mixon (pre-Panthers days).