Roy Williams can now officially be called a Hall of Fame coach….not that this will stop half the fan base from throwing him under the bus for The Georgetown Game
From the official HOF website:
ROY WILLIAMS – Coach, a native of Asheville, NC, is the third coach in history to lead two schools to an NCAA National Championship game, and has led both Kansas and North Carolina to a total of five Final Fours (1991, 1993, 2002, 2003, 2005), three national title games (1991, 2003, 2005), and won an NCAA Championship with North Carolina in 2005. Williams also played on the freshman team at North Carolina and was an assistant in Chapel Hill before accepting the head coaching job at Kansas in 1988. His teams have made 18 consecutive NCAA tournament appearances, winning at least one tournament game in each. Williams is a six-time National Coach of the Year, and in his 18+ years of coaching he has become the fastest coach ever to reach the 500 win mark.
Roy is the third UNC head coach to be elected to the HOF following Dean Smith and Frank McGuire. According to Tar Heel Blue he is the eighth Tar Heel to be elected. And in case you were wondering, because I was, Michael Jordan is not eligible yet since he last laced up his Air Jordan’s in 2003 which means he will not be eligible until 2009 if I read the rules correctly.
Congratulations to Coach Williams!!!