Sharp Hills, North Carolina-North Carolina men’s basketball coach Roy Williams led Tar Heels to three national championships. He announced his retirement on Thursday morning.
Applicants for the 2007 Naismith Hall of Fame will be held today (Thursday, April 1) at the Roy Williams Court of the Dean E. Smith Center at 4 pm Address to the media at the press conference. Fans can watch it on GoHeels.com.
Williams is a graduate of UNC in 1972. He has just finished his 18th season as a head coach at his alma mater. In addition to winning the NCAA championship in 2005, 2009 and 2017, he also led the Tar Heels to a record of 485-163, two other semi-finals, nine ACC regular season titles and three ACC championship titles.
The 70-year-old player completed his career as a head coach with a victory of 903. This is the third place in the history of my division̵
Williams told his players at a team meeting before the public announcement on Thursday. His last game at the Smith Center with the same name was a 91-73 victory over opponent Duke on Old Age Night. After the senior’s speech, Williams fell to the ground for the last time and kissed the midfield mark, although he dismissed it in a post-game press conference.
He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2007. He is the second winning coach in UNC history, the third in Kansas history, and the only coach in the two schools with 400 victories. His 77.4 winning percentage is the sixth highest in NCAA history.
Williams led UNC and Kansas to nine of the top four and won the national championship in 2005, 2009 and 2017. His career is ranked second in the NCAA tournament championships (79) and second in the first seed (13). , Ranked second in the game (105), third in the NCAA tournament win rate (.745), and fourth in the NCAA tournament. In the first round of the NCAA Championship, he defeated his opponent 29-1.
His eight wins in the AP’s No. 1 team are an NCAA record. He is ranked second in NCAA history in a 30-win season (12) and fourth in a 20-win season (29).
Williams led UNC to three ACC championship titles (2007, 2008, 2016) and nine ACC regular season titles. His team has the highest ACC road win rate (.621) and the third highest ACC road win rate (90). He ranks third in ACC coaches’ regular season victories (212). At UNC and Kansas, he won the fifth place in history with 18 regular season championships.
He coached 32 NBA first-round draft picks, 22 of which were in Chapel Hill, 4 National Players of the Year, 6 ACC Scholar Athletes of the Year, 10 All-American First Team, 17 All-around best team. America and three Bob Cousy Award winners. He is also the only two academic national coaches of the year (Jacques Vaughan of Kansas, Taylor Zeller of UNC).