Former North Carolina Tar Heels head coach Roy Williams talked about Huber Davis reaching the Finals in his first season.
Last season, Roy Williams retired after a 33-year coaching career, of which 18 was spent as side boss for the North Carolina Tar Heels. Hubert Davis, assistant coach under Williams, was hired as his successor. Now, Davis and Tar Heels are making their way to the Finals.
After Tar Heels’ 69-49 win over Saint Peter’s Peacocks, Williams spoke to Luke DeCock about Raleigh News and Observers and was deeply moved and delighted when Davis led the team to Final Four in his first season.
You can see Williams’ full quote below:
Roy Williams delivers powerful quote after Hubert Davis leads UNC back to Final Four
After the win, Davis was emotional during his post-game interview.
Davis, a former keeper for Tar Heels from 1988-92, was one of William’s assistant coaches from 2012 until he announced his retirement at the end of the 2020-21 season. Soon after, Davis was officially named the program’s 19th head coach.
Tar Heels won 24-9 in Davis’ first regular season as head coach, making them the eighth seed in the East Division of the NCAA Tournament. They beat No 9 Marquette Golden Eagles in the opening round, had a thrilling extra-time win to knock out defending champion and top seed Baylor Bears in round 32 and beat No 4 UCLA Bruins in round 16. Now. , they are progressing to the Final Four after a win over Saint Peter’s No. 15.
Davis and North Carolina are heading to New Orleans, where they will face rival Duke Blue Devils for the first time in the NCAA Tournament. With the win, Tar Heels could reach the National Finals for the first time since 2017 and officially end Mike Krzyzewski’s coaching career, as he will retire once Duke’s campaign is over.
Williams was seen cheering for Tar Heels throughout the tournament and he wanted to say how proud he was of Davis for what he achieved in his first year as head coach.
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