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Tuesday August 16th

Hubert Davis

Hubert Davis is the head coach of North Carolina men's basketball team. On April 5, 2021, the team announced Hubert would be taking over as head coach following the retirement of Roy Williams. Davis is the 20th coach in program history and the team's first Black head coach. He played under Dean Smith, had a 12-year career in the NBA and spent nine years on Williams' coaching staff.



Assistant coach Hubert Davis raises his eyebrows at Nate Britt during practice. The UNC men's basketball team held an open practice at the AT&T Center in San Antonio on Thursday. The Tar Heels will face Providence in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Friday.

UNC will hire Hubert Davis to be its new men's basketball head coach

Hubert Davis will be the new head coach of the North Carolina men's basketball team, the Raleigh News & Observer reported on Monday. Davis, an assistant coach on Roy Williams' bench for the past nine years and a player at UNC under Dean Smith from 1988-1992, will ascend to the position after Williams announced his retirement on April 1. He will be the first Black head coach in program history. 

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