The playing floor of the Smith Center, home to so many iconic plays, legendary players and pregame floor dives, now has a name — Roy Williams Court.
The school announced in a press release on Thursday morning that it will name the floor after Williams, its three-time national champion head coach. The news came a day after Williams turned 68 years old.
“It’s very hard to believe; it’s just so flattering,” Williams said in a statement. “I have to figure out a way to thank all my current and former players, because it may be my name on the court, but it really honors all of them because they made the plays."
Williams is one of six coaches to win three national championships, and has led UNC to a 424-126 record in his first 15 years at his alma mater. He's also the only man to win three national championships at the school he graduated from. Coaching in the Smith Center, which will now bear his name along with that of his friend and mentor, Williams is 210-30.