Obviously I like Roy Williams. He has quickly turned North Carolina back into a power school and added two National Championship banners to the rafters.
I get it when opposing fans don't buy Roy Williams "aw shucks" charm. Even though I'm as big of a Carolina fan as you will see, I don't think the Roy Williams we see in interviews and press clippings is an accurate portrayal of who he really is. That's not to say he is fake or a bad guy, but he's not as goody two-shoes as he'd like us to believe.
It's hard to defend Ol' Roy on his recent tirade. On Saturday against Presbyterian, Williams ejected a fan after he shouted "miss it" to Deon Thompson as he was shooting free throws. This was such a crime that Roy pointed out the fan to security and had him escorted out of the arena. After the game, Roy said that no one will heckle his players in his gym.
Yeah, I can't back you up on this one. I'll ride with ya on most occasions, but I can't help you here. Presbyterian is a little private school near Clemson, South Carolina. The school only has about 1,300 students -- UNC has nearly 20 times that. That little school was no match for the Tar Heels ... just as that "heckle" was no match for Thompson. There is nothing wrong with "miss it!" No profanity, no drunken stupor.
It just feels like the big kid picking on the little kid. It's embarrassing.