Roy Williams Rumors
Jonathan Feigen: Rockets waive Isaiah Taylor, Tim Quarterman, George de Paula, Chris Johnson. Troy Williams, Nanu Onuaku, as expected, make roster.
Former North Carolina men’s basketball star Rashad McCants says he has no relationship with UNC or coach Roy Williams – and that isn’t likely to change anytime soon. In 2014, McCants alleged that the university kept him eligible through fake classes and minimal attendance, and he said his former coach was complicit with the scheme. Williams has denied any knowledge of wrongdoing, but McCants has stuck to his claims. “The things he’s done and said and denied, I just can’t respect,” said McCants, who played for Williams for two seasons. “As a coach, he’s a great coach, and he’s deserving of the Hall of Fame and everything that’s coming to him. But as a man, I don’t have anything to say.”
Roy Williams said Jordan, who wasn’t at the championship game, sent him this message after the Tar Heels beat Gonzaga: “I’m so happy for you and the team. You raised the ceiling to the roof tonight. Congrats, didn’t want to bring you bad luck tonight, but I’m so happy for you. Love you, my man.”
Roy Williams started his college basketball coaching career at the University of North Carolina as an assistant coach and play a key role in recruiting a young Michael Jordan for the team. Now, as head coach of the UNC Tarheels, William just reached his 800th career win against Syracuse University and Jordan Brand is celebrating it with a special sneaker package. UNC took to Twitter to share Williams gift from Jordan Brand. The packaging alone is impressive on its own. A large wooden box features a Jumpman logo, basketball net and “800” carved into it. Opening the box reveals more carved details, an etched glass container that reads “Congratulations Roy Williams” and a pair of “Metallic Silver” Air Jordan 1 Low Pinnacle signed by Michael Jordan.