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.”

When the Tar Heels begin the 2018 men’s basketball season, they will be playing on the Roy Williams Court. The playing floor of the Dean E. Smith Center honors head coach Roy Williams ’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.”

This is story number 178 in the Carolina Stories 225th Anniversary Edition magazine.

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