Ever since taking the job as head coach of North Carolina in 2003, Roy Williams has continued the school's winning history and cemented himself as one of the best coaches in college basketball history.
However, with the Hall of Famer at the age of 69, it's fair to begin wondering could take his place. Here are some candidates to consider — all with connections to UNC, of course — once Williams finally calls it a career.
"The Jet" played at UNC from 1983-87, while his son K.J. is currently a redshirt junior with the Tar Heels. The older Smith was once a candidate for the New York Knicks head coaching job; if he ever decides to leave his job as an analyst with TNT, leading the Tar Heels could be the right fit.
Stackhouse was a star guard for the Tar Heels from 1993-95 and went on to a successful 18-year career in the NBA. After retiring, he went onto the coaching scene, winning the NBA G League Coach of the Year award in 2017.
Despite getting NBA buzz, he took the head coaching job at Vanderbilt in 2019. While the Commodores have struggled mightily this season, Stackhouse needs more time to recruit the players he needs to turn this struggling program around. If he succeeds, and his alma mater offers him a job, it would be hard to imagine Stackhouse turning it down.
Davis played for UNC from 1988-92 before enjoying a 12-year NBA career. After his retirement, he became a respected college basketball analyst for ESPN and a co-host of College GameDay.