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UNC Announces Major Roy Williams News

Roy Williams is pumped up.

DURHAM, NC - MARCH 03: Head coach Roy Williams of the North Carolina Tar Heels reacts during their game against the Duke Blue Devils at Cameron Indoor Stadium on March 3, 2018 in Durham, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

UNC fans can expect to see Roy Williams on the sidelines for the foreseeable future. Williams has signed a new contract extension, the university announced today.

The deal is an eight-year extension, which will keep him in charge of the Tar Heels through the 2027-28 season. Williams' contract is one of several major announcements for UNC.

In addition to Williams, UNC announced extensions with 10 other head coaches, Nike personal service contracts for four head coaches, including Williams, and a decade-long extension with Nike as the official supplier of athletic gear for the university.

"I'm grateful and humbled in the University's continued faith in my leadership of the basketball program," Williams said in a press release. "When I coached at Kansas my contracts with Nike and our media partner were private, and UNC respected and honored that for 15 years. However, times have changed and understanding the environment that college basketball faces now, Chancellor Folt, Bubba (Cunningham) and I agreed the correct and proper thing would be to disclose those terms."

The 68-year-old Williams now seems poised to outlast his counterpart at Duke, Mike Krzyzewski. Considering Krzyzewski would be 81 at the end of the 2027-28 season, it is likely he'll be several years into retirement by then.

Williams has recorded a 432-128 record so far in his tenure at UNC. He has led the Tar Heels to five Final Fours and three national championships.

For his coaching career, Williams is 850-229 at Kansas and North Carolina.