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Lucas: Family Dinner
This is the event that used to be known as the team banquet. This was family, the ones who make you laugh moments after they...

Hubert Davis on Roy Williams
"I don't think he cares about his legacy," Hubert Davis said of Roy Williams. "That goes from Coach Smith. He never talked about wins. It...

Third national title defines, rather than validates Roy Williams' legacy
Roy Williams is an emotional man to begin with. But just mention the name of his mentor and coaching inspiration Dean Smith and his eyes...

Audio: Roy Williams Interview on Dean Smith and Monday's Championship
Shortly after leading UNC to its third NCAA Championship in 13 seasons, Roy Williams joined The David Glenn Show. Williams discussed his former mentor Dean...

Roy Williams: "We’re right where we want to be"
More than 10,000 fans celebrated as the UNC men’s basketball team returned home to the Smith Center Tuesday evening, a day after beating Gonzaga to...

10 compelling stats from North Carolina's win over Gonzaga
Roy Williams won his third national title as the Tar Heels' head coach, one more than his mentor, the legendary Dean Smith. Remarkably, Williams (398-115)...

David Chadwick: The 3 key things Dean Smith taught Roy Williams
I had the privilege of playing basketball for UNC in the 1970s. I had the special privilege of playing for Coach Dean Smith, a Hall...

Video: Roy Williams & Dean Smith - UNC Basketball's Legendary Coaches
Roy Williams takes a moment to emotionally reflect on winning his third national championship as it relates to his mentor Dean Smith's accomplishments. Williams joins...

Roy Williams humbly passes Dean Smith, joins elite coaching company
Roy Williams was simply not having it. Williams will never see himself as measuring up to his former boss, longtime mentor and dear friend. "I...

This Group of Tar Heels Carves Out Their Spot Among UNC’s All-Time Greats
As the clock hit triple zeroes Monday night in Phoenix—a moment that officially completed UNC’s quest for national championship redemption—this group of Tar Heels officially...

Roy Williams is era's best NCAA Tournament coach
Roy Williams’ March dominance is a remarkable thing. It’s not just that he’ll have passed his mentor, Dean Smith, for championships if he wins his...

Final Four 2017: Roy Williams in awkward position to pass mentor Dean Smith with one more win
Roy Williams goes to work in a building named for the man who made him what he is today, and that is exactly the way...

Numbers, matchups seem to favor Gonzaga in title game vs. UNC
North Carolina has the most NCAA Tournament victories since 2000 (46). This is Mark Few’s first Final Four and Roy Williams’ ninth -- only Mike...

Video: Michael Jordan's shot still a driving force behind UNC's program
Roy Williams and the Tar Heel basketball players talk about the lasting effect of Michael Jordan's 1982 national championship-winning shot against Georgetown and the reverence...

Roy Williams? ‘He Doesn’t Have an Accent. You Have an Accent.’
If Michael Jordan is the most famous North Carolina Tar Heel and second place goes to the legendary coach Dean Smith, then somewhere in the...

UNC Basketball's Second Visit to Rendezvous
In some respects, the Tar Heels are back where their season began. Roy Williams and Memphis coach Tubby Smith are long-time friends, which made a...

Reyshawn Terry reflects on memories of UNC’s 2005 championship squad
Ryukyu Golden Kings forward Reyshawn Terry is part of a special fraternity. As a native of the Tar Heel State, Terry’s identity has been forged...

Roy Williams Gets Humorous Explaining Timeout Philosophy
Roy Williams was asked during Tuesday’s press conference at the Smith Center about his philosophy in not calling many timeouts. The reason it came up...

Video: Faces of Fearless - Roy Williams
When legendary North Carolina Basketball coach Dean Smith talks, you listen. Roy Williams discusses the pivotal moment when he decided to accept an assistant coaching...

ICTV: Wendell Moore State Title Game Highlights
Wendell Moore looked right at home at the Smith Center on Saturday. He earned game MVP honors leading Cox Mill to a 70-66 win over...

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