Athletics

Making the Plays

"It may be my name on the court, but it really honors all of them because they made the plays.”

"It may be my name on the court, but it really honors all of them because they made the plays.”

By the time the Tar Heels begin the 2018 men’s basketball season, they will be playing on the Roy Williams Court. UNC-Chapel Hill is naming the playing floor at the Dean E. Smith Center for head coachRoy WilliamsOpens in new window ’72, who has led the Tar Heels to NCAA championships in 2005, 2009 and 2017.

“It’s very hard to believe; it’s just so flattering,” Williams says. “I have to figure out a way to thank all my current and former players, because it may be my name on the court, but it really honors all of them because they made the plays.”

Williams was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2007.

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