The Bleacher Report is reporting that The North Carolina Tar Heels will be naming the floor at the Dean E. Smith Center the "Roy Williams Court" in honor of their current head coach.
Williams spoke about the honor in a statement:
"It's very hard to believe; it's just so flattering. I have to figure out a way to thank all my current and former players, because it may be my name on the court, but it really honors all of them because they made the plays.
"I also want to thank my family for all the support and love they've given me over the years. I've missed many family things over the years, and they were so understanding. Naming the court will be a thrill for my family. I'll try to say the right things to the former players, to my family and to the Carolina administration, but I don't know if I will be able to adequately state how grateful I am.
Williams, 68, has spent 15 years at North Carolina (2003-present), leading the Tar Heels to three NCAA championships and five appearances in the Final Four. In his 30-year coaching career between Kansas (1998-03) and North Carolina, Williams has gone 842-227.
In 2007, he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
The floor of the Smith Center will be named after Roy Williams, and he gives all the credit to his players.— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) August 2, 2018
Congrats, Coach! 👏 pic.twitter.com/JWm50TctZA
Roy Williams isn’t about glitter and praise he’s about as humble person as you can meet. pic.twitter.com/Vd6upLhSiM— Jarrod (@jhardy575) August 2, 2018
For "his commitment to the success of his players and his belief in their capacity to dream big and accomplish even bigger," #UNC will name the playing floor of the Dean E. Smith Center in honor of Roy Williams.— UNC-Chapel Hill (@UNC) August 2, 2018
🏀💙 Congratulations Coach! 💙🏀 https://t.co/jq6xh6DlMv