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UNC to name Dean Smith Center floor 'Roy Williams Court'

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WNCN) - Roy Williams will soon be coaching on a floor with his name on it. 

UNC-Chapel Hill announced Thursday it is naming the playing floor at the Dean E. Smith Center for the Asheville native. 

Williams has led the Tar Heels to NCAA tournament titles in 2005, 2009 and 2017. The Tar Heels are 424-126 under Williams in 15 seasons. 

"It's very hard to believe; it's just so flattering," Williams says about the court being named for him. "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."

Roy Williams Court will be officially dedicated on Aug. 24.

Williams graduated from UNC in 1972.

He was an assistant at North Carolina under Dean Smith before taking the head coaching job at Kansas. 

CBS 17 will update this story as it develops. 
 


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