North Carolina names next head basketball coach
North Carolina has named Hubert Davis the next head basketball coach, according to multiple reports. He replaces Roy Williams, who announced his retirement last week.
Davis has been a longtime assistant coach on Williams’ staff at UNC, joining the Tar Heels on the bench in 2012. He just completed his ninth season at North Carolina as an assistant. This will be his first head coaching job.
Can confirm: Hubert Davis will be the next head coach at UNC.
— Brendan Marks (@BrendanRMarks) April 5, 2021
Davis played college basketball at North Carolina under legendary head coach Dean Smith from 1988-92. After his time with the Tar Heels, he went on to enjoy a 12-year career in the NBA after being selected by the New York Knicks in the first round of the 1992 NBA Draft.
As an NBA player, Davis had stops with the Knicks, Toronto Raptors, Dallas Mavericks, Washington Wizards, Detroit Pistons and New Jersey Nets.
Williams had been the head coach at North Carolina since the 2003-04 season, taking the job after a successful run at Kansas. He led the Tar Heels to three NCAA championships, 9 ACC regular season titles and 3 ACC Tournament championships during his time in Chapel Hill.
North Carolina was 485-163 under Williams.