North Carolina head basketball coach Roy Williams said on Friday that he hopes to coach for at least another 10 years.
North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams attended the NBA combine on Friday to support his former players hoping to increase their stock in the year's NBA Draft, and he dropped an interesting tidbit about his future with the Tar Heels in a conversation with Adam Zagoria of Zagsblog.
When asked if he could one day see former UNC star Jerry Stackhouse taking over as coach of the Tar Heels, Williams had an interesting reply.
“We’re very fortunate,” Williams said. “We’ve got a lot of our former players in coaching so it’s a pretty good coaching tree. So we’re going to have some good choices, I just hope that’s about 10 or 12 years from now.”
Williams, 66-years-old and fresh off of a National Championship victory, is about to enter season No. 15 with North Carolina, and he's led the Tar Heels to three national titles and eight ACC championships in his tenure. Ten or 12 more years for the coach would be pretty remarkable, but it's certainly doable.
For reference, the oldest coach in college basketball at the present is Syracuse's Jim Boeheim, who is 72.