UNC coach Hubert Davis shares awesome moment with Roy Williams during Final Four celebration
Shortly after North Carolina’s dominant victory over Saint Peter’s on Sunday night, coach Hubert Davis made a point to find Roy Williams in the crowd.
“I didn’t speak to Coach Williams, but when we were up on the podium, I looked right at him and I told him thank you,” Davis told reporters on Sunday night.
Here’s video of the interaction:
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Davis took over for Williams this past offseason. Prior to earning the head job, Davis was an assistant coach under Williams for a decade.
“I’m not sitting up here right now without Coach Williams,” Davis continued. “He gave me a chance and an opportunity to be the next head coach, to lead this program, to be a part of this team. And it’s very important that we give everything to the players, but you know, you’re right. It’s very important for Coach (Dean) Smith and Coach (Bill) Guthridge and Coach Williams, I really want them to be proud. Just really important to me.”
This isn’t the first time something like this has happened in North Carolina history. In the 1997-98 season, Guthridge took over for Williams as UNC’s head coach and led the Tar Heels to the Final Four.
Davis is the first coach since Guthridge in all of college basketball to reach the Final Four in his first season.
North Carolina will now prepare to face Duke in the Final Four on Saturday. The Tar Heels and Blue Devils have never met in the NCAA Tournament.