Roy Williams Announces His Retirement
Longtime North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams has announced his retirement after 48 years of coaching. He retires after spending 18 years as a Tarheel, where he began in his early years at UNC as an assistant coach to legendary coach Dean Smith. During those years, Williams along with Smith also had the chance to coach Michael Jordan, years which included North Carolina's 1982 run to an NCAA Championship in which MJ hit a late jumpshot to secure the win over Georgetown.
Since then MJ and UNC have had a healthy relationship and partnership, with Jordan Brand sponsoring and supplying the school with kit and shoes, many of which can be seen worn courtside by Roy Williams.
In his time as the head coach, Williams had an outstanding record of 485-163 and led the Tarheels to National Titles in 2005, 2009 and 2017. He also spent time coaching the Kansas Jayhawks and led them to 4 Final Four appearances in his time there. He ranks 4th All-Time amongst college coaches in wins with a total record of 903-264 and is the only college coach in NCAA History to record 400 wins at different schools.
Williams was rewarded for his coaching career with an induction into the Naismith Hall Of Fame in 2007. An end to an incredible career, leaving a spot at UNC that will no doubt be incredibly difficult to fill. Congratulations to Coach Roy Williams on a legendary career.