Roy Williams was the head coach for the North Carolina men's basketball team since 2003. He won three national championships in 2005, 2009 and 2017. Williams arrived at UNC after serving as head coach at Kansas for 15 years. Williams was enshrined in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 2007. He reached 700 career wins in fewer season than anyone else in NCAA history.
On August 24, 2018, the court of the Dean Smith Center was dedicated in his name. With his team's win over Florida State on Feb. 24, 2021, Williams reached 900 wins as a Division I head coach. After finishing his 18 seasons as the head coach of the Tar Heels, Williams announced his retirement on April 1, 2021.