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North Carolina says former Illinois coach Tim Beckman is out as a volunteer assistant with the 22nd-ranked Tar Heels.
 
Beckman and three school officials said in statements issued Thursday night by the school that Beckman - fired by Illinois last year amid allegations of player mistreatment - would not continue in that position.
 
Chancellor Carol Folt said she didn't learn of Beckman's role with the team until Wednesday, and was "surprised and disappointed."
 
The announcement came a day after Fedora and school officials first disclosed Beckman's appointment as a volunteer assistant, allowing him to interact with players but not instruct them as a coach.
 
Beckman said he appreciated the opportunity but added that "I do not wish to be a further distraction."

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