Roy Williams Rumors
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.
Troy Williams’ stay-or-go-pro decision is one of two Indiana has been forced to sweat this spring. Sweat no longer, it would seem. Williams posted a message to his Twitter and Instagram accounts Wednesday evening that read: “So much pain and progression in my sophomore year.. And I wouldn’t want to undo any of it. Can’t wait to play with my brothers and new incoming brothers next year. Junior year awaits !!”
McCants, who played on the 2005 UNC national-title team, told ESPN’s Outside The Lines that coach Roy Williams knew of players skipping classes. He also said tutors wrote papers for players. Green, a former Tar Heel, denied the claim. “The more attention you give it, the more relevance it’s going to have,” Green said. “It shouldn’t. I got my degree. I earned my degree. I’m proud of it. I know everybody was there with me in my classes. We worked. I did everything the right way. Coach Williams did everything the right way.”
McCants told OTL that Williams was aware of classes in the university’s African and African American Studies (AFAM) department in which Tar Heels players were not required to attend but only to turn in a paper near the close of the semester. “I strongly disagree with what Rashad has said,” Williams said in a statement released by the athletic department. “In no way did I know about or do anything close to what he says, and I think the players whom I have coached over the years will agree with me. “I have spent 63 years on this Earth trying to do things the right way, and the picture he portrays is not fair to the university or me.”
Sixteen players from North Carolina’s 2005 national championship team issued the following statement Friday to the Associated Press responding to former teammate Rashad McCants’ allegations of academic misconduct: “We are proud of our accomplishments both on and off the floor at UNC. With conviction, each one of us is proud to say that we attended class and did our own academic work. We want to thank our advisers and counselors who supported us, while also maintaining the integrity of the institution. We also want to make it clear that Coach (Roy) Williams and his staff operated with the highest level of ethics and integrity within their respective roles. We are forever grateful for the lessons we learned on the court, in the classroom and during our time in Chapel Hill.