Roy Williams' 33-year career as a college basketball head coach has come to an end.
The longtime North Carolina coach, who led the Tar Heels for the past 18 years, announced his retirement on Thursday.
After 33 years as a Hall of Fame head coach, our beloved Tar Heel Roy Williams is announcing his retirement.— Carolina Basketball (@UNC_Basketball) April 1, 2021
Thank you for all you have done and meant to everyone who plays and loves our game.
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Between 15 seasons at Kansas and 18 seasons at UNC, Williams won 903 career games – the third-most in Division I college basketball history, behind only Mike Krzyzewski and Jim Boeheim – and three national championships, all at North Carolina (2005, 2009, 2017).
With the retirement of Williams, who turned 70 last year, one of college basketball's premier head coaching jobs is now open. A pair of former North Carolina players, current Tar Heels assistant coach Hubert Davis and UNC Greensboro head coach Wes Miller, are the early oddsmakers' favorites to succeed Williams in Chapel Hill.