Roy williams, basketball coach who became an NCAA legend when driving to North Carolina to win three titles, announced his retirement this Thursday after 33 seasons and 903 victories as the head coach of college basketball.
The 70-year-old ended a career full of successes that led him to be a member of the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame. “It has been exciting. It has been incredible. I loved it. This is everything I have always wanted to do since the summer after my ninth grade. No one has enjoyed training like me for 48 years.”, he assured.
Williams began his college career as a player in North Carolina under Dean Smith. and then became Smith’s own personal assistant, where he served from 1978 to 1988 before assuming the coaching role at Kansas. The Jayhawks, with whom he was 418-101 between 1988 and 2003, he led to four Final Four appearances. He then returned to UNC in 2003.