Roy Williams Retires After 33 Years As Head Coach at North Carolina, Kansas

By Dan Hope on April 1, 2021 at 5:10 pm
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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.

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.

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