The 2021-22 season will be a bit different for Davis, who is replacing Roy Williams as the head coach of North Carolina’s basketball program. There’s a lot of responsibility that comes with that role, but the former All-ACC performer isn’t fazed by the challenge.
As for the Duke-North Carolina rivalry, Davis is trying his best to make sure it stays fresh heading into next season. In fact, he recently took a shot at the Blue Devils.
During an appearance on MSG PM with Monica McNutt and Kazeem Famuyide, Davis was asked to describe Duke in one word.
Davis couldn’t help but laugh when responding to that question, as he said “Second place.”
Judging by the way Davis responded to that question, Mike Krzyzewski and the Blue Devils won’t really be able to use his words as bulletin-board material. The Tar Heels head coach was clearly joking around and trying to have fun with this interview.
Besides, Davis used to be an integral part of ESPN’s College Gameday. He’s not going to make any comments that’ll potentially get him in trouble.
Of course, there’ll be a lot of pressure on Davis this year. It helps though that Williams has given him his full support.
“I will be here cheering. I won’t ever criticize you, I will blame it on the officials. You are the finest young man I’ve ever known in my life,” Williams said. “This is hard because I love this program, but you love this program and have the same passion as I do. You will be better than me.”
We’ll find out next season if Davis is truly the right man for the North Carolina Job.