The University of North Carolina doesn’t have to go far to find a new men’s basketball coach.
According to multiple reports on Monday, former Tar Heels player and assistant coach Hubert Davis (Hubert Davis) will become the successor of Hall of Famer Roy Williams (Roy Williams) And lead the development of this legend.
Four days after Williams announced his retirement, Davis was promoted.
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Davis played for the legendary Dean Smith before playing in the NBA, and has worked under Williams for the past nine seasons. The school announced that it will hold an introductory press conference for Davis on Tuesday.
Davis has been a Williams staff since 201
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Davis said in a statement on Monday: “I love this university.” “I played here, got a degree here, fell in love with my wife here, got married here, and retired from the NBA. I moved here and raised my family here. I am proud to lead this team and I can’t wait for the rest.”
The university has a history of hiring coaches associated with the program, which has six NCAA titles. Longtime assistant Bill Guthridge (Bill Guthridge) succeeded Smith after retiring in 1997 and led Tar Heels to two semi-finals. However, when Matt Doherty took over, he had an 8-20 record in 2002 and had a poor performance in the team’s three seasons.
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Davis will now take over the history of the program and become the first black coach of the program.
Davis said: “I am honored to have the opportunity to lead this project. Without Coach Dean Smith, Coach Bill Guthridge and Coach Roy Williams, I would not be here. They taught I have many things-I am eager to walk in their path with my own personality and personality.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.