Saturday, April 11, 2009

Can We Get "Roy Williams Court" at the Dean Smith Center?

Normally I wouldn't agree with bestowing a huge honor to a guy that has been with your team for just six seasons. But it seems a bit different with Roy Williams.

Can we rename the floor at the Dean E. Smith Center the "Roy Williams Court"?

Again, Williams has been the head coach at Carolina for just six years, but he now has two National Championships and three Final Fours in those years. He also served a decade as an assistant under Dean Smith and was on the staff that won the 1982 National Championship.

His career marks are staggering, even if 15 years of it was from his time at Kansas. His six years (and he should have a few more) at Carolina has created a bridge to the Dean Smith days as well as creating new, fantastic memories. Former players like Michael Jordan, Vince Carter, Antawn Jamison and Julius Peppers were in attendance for Monday night's title tilt.

Most importantly for Tar Heel fans, he has wrestled away the ACC, the state of North Carolina and the Triangle away from Duke.

Maybe wait a year or so but Ol' Roy deserves the honor.

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