Topics: Roy Williams

Roy Williams has been the head coach for North Carolina basketball since 2003. He has won two national championships in 2005 and 2009. At the time he was hired, North Carolina hadn’t won a national title in 10 years and had missed two straight NCAA tournaments.

Williams arrived at UNC after serving as head coach at Kansas for 15 years. He has coached a number of players who went on to play in the NBA, including Paul Pierce, Ty Lawson and Raymond Felton. Williams was enshrined in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 2007.

Entering his 13th season at UNC, Williams has a 332-101 records as the head coach at North Carolina. He has been to seven Final Fours in his career. He also reached 700 career wins in fewer season than anyone else in NCAA history.

ANALYSIS: Joel Berry will have free rein after return to UNC men's basketball

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On Tuesday evening, Joel Berry announced he would return to the North Carolina men’s basketball team for his senior season.


Four-star forward Garrison Brooks commits to UNC men's basketball

Garrison Brooks, a 6-foot-9, 215-pound power forward from Lafayette, Ala., has committed to the North Carolina men's basketball team, he announced Friday night.


ANALYSIS: Kevin Knox would give UNC men's basketball the first win of 2017

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The North Carolina men’s basketball team just won a national championship, but the Sisyphean task that is college basketball in 2017 rolls on. And one of the first major battles of next season has already begun.


White House visit uncertain for championship team, Williams says

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The Tar Heels men's basketball team is still waiting on an invitation to the White House after winning the NCAA National Championship.


Column: Third national title is Roy Williams' greatest achievement

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GLENDALE, ARIZ. — This moment deserves something spectacular. Grandiose. Orchestral — an “Ode to Roy,” if you will. But the man behind it warrants a more measured approach.


Roy Williams weighs in on men's basketball involvement in NCAA scandal

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At Sunday’s press conference before the NCAA Championship game on Monday, head coach Roy Williams was asked about the academic-athletic scandal and if he is worried his players will be affected by any rulings.


Unlikely hero Luke Maye sends UNC men's basketball to Final Four with buzzer beater

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Rewind back to that moment: How, in the midst of a funnel of navy blue shirts and with an entire orchestra of boos serenading the North Carolina men’s basketball team, the most unlikely of players found himself with the ball.


What do your favorite Roy Williams quotes say about your semester?

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The sun is out, school back in session and UNC students are experiencing post-Spring Break blues. 


Roy Williams speaks again on House Bill 2: ‘Guys, it’s just not right’

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The UNC men’s basketball team played its first NCAA Tournament games in Greenville, S.C. — rather than in nearby Greensboro — due to House Bill 2. 


Theo Pinson's accidental 3-pointer helps UNC men's basketball in ACC Tournament win over Miami

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BROOKLYN — Theo Pinson swears he didn’t mean to


Kennedy Meeks not enough to fill Isaiah Hicks' void in UNC men's basketball loss to Duke

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Kennedy Meeks didn’t say a word as he made his way out of the shower. There wasn’t really much to say.


UNC men's basketball falls to Duke, 86-78, despite 21 points from Justin Jackson

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The North Carolina men’s basketball team fell to the Duke Blue Devils, 86-78, inside Cameron Indoor Stadium on Thursday night.


HB2 puts NCAA championship events at risk through 2022

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House Bill 2 might cost the state the ability to host all NCAA Championship events for the next six years, according to a letter from the North Carolina Sports Association to the N.C. General Assembly. 


Roy Williams talks Tony Bradley, paddleboarding ahead of clash with Boston College

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Roy Williams held his weekly press conference on Friday afternoon at the Smith Center. The No. 9 North Carolina men's basketball team is on a five game winning streak and plays Boston College Saturday afternoon in Chestnut Hill.


Roy Williams reflects on milestone of 800th win after Syracuse game

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A man won a basketball game — his 800th as a coach — and there was a celebration. 


Roy Williams earns 800th win as UNC men's basketball fends off Syracuse

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In a rematch of last season’s Final Four, the North Carolina men’s basketball team beat Syracuse, 85-68, on Monday night to deliver head coach Roy Williams his 800th win. He is the fastest coach in NCAA history to reach 800 wins in terms of seasons coached, doing so in his 29th.


FILM REVIEW: UNC men's basketball pushes limits of small ball

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If basketball is a science, then on Saturday, the North Carolina men’s basketball team conducted a grand experiment.


Defensive intensity fuels UNC men's basketball in 51-point win over N.C. State

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Intensity is what makes Roy Williams’ teams go.


Joel Berry, Tar Heels take bad with the good in win over Clemson

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CLEMSON, S.C. — The final minute of regulation in the No. 14 North Carolina men's basketball team's 89-86 overtime win against Clemson (11-3, 1-1 ACC) on Tuesday is something Joel Berry will want to forget.


UNC men's basketball falls flat in ACC-opening loss to Georgia Tech

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After a 75-63 loss to Georgia Tech on Saturday afternoon at McCamish Pavilion in Atlanta, the North Carolina men’s basketball team was struggling for answers.