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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.
“I can’t say enough about how much this team needs Nic Batum,” power forward Marvin Williams said Thursday after practice. “Not only offensively what he brings to the table for himself and the rest of us, but defensively as well. He’s such a smart player, such a great player, on both ends of the floor. When you (lose) a guy like that, who does so many things, the team does struggle a little bit in his absence. If he’s back out there, it will make a huge difference.”