Roy Williams retiring from North Carolina after legendary career


Legendary North Carolina men’s basketball coach Roy Williams is retiring after 33 seasons as an NCAA head coach, the Tar Heels announced Thursday morning.

Williams, 70, won three national championships with North Carolina, his alma mater, since taking over in 2003. He led the Tar Heels for 18 seasons after a 15-year run at Kansas during which he led the Jayhawks to four Final Four appearances.

Williams, who was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2007, was an assistant coach at North Carolina under Dean Smith from 1978-88.

He finishes with a career record of 903-264. Th 903 wins are the third-most ever among NCAA Division I men’s basketball coaches. Williams led his teams to a March Madness appearance in 30 of his 33 seasons.

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