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Roy Williams said this UNC team is the least gifted he’s ever coached

Roy Williams has always been candid when talking about his team, but his latest comments may have gone a bit too far. In the wake of North Carolina’s 96-83 loss to Georgia Tech, which moved the Tar Heels to 8-6 this season, Williams called this group the least gifted he’s ever coached in Chapel Hill.

“We stunk, okay. We were not very good,” Williams said on his weekly radio show Monday night. “The crazy thing about it is, our team — and we’ve had some very gifted teams — this is not a very gifted team. It’s just not.”

“It’s probably the least gifted team I have ever coached in the time that I’ve been back here,” he continued. “So, if you’re going to be like that, you need to bring your A-game even though your A-game might not even be an A-game.”

The Tar Heels lost three first-round draft picks in Coby White, Cam Johnson, and Nassir Little along with Luke Maye and Kenny Williams. Star guard Cole Anthony is currently out with a knee injury and Anthony Harris suffered a season-ending ACL injury last week; however, Williams said that is no excuse for North Carolina’s effort on the defensive end. The Tar Heels allowed the Yellow Jackets to jump out to a 19-2 lead on Sunday.

“Most upset, most disappointed I’ve ever been in my life coaching a basketball game,” Williams said of the beginning of the game. “It’s not even close.”

Williams has only missed the NCAA Tournament once as North Carolina’s coach and twice in his career. In his 17 years in Chapel Hill, only six of his teams have finished with ten or more losses. Barring an incredible turnaround, this team will join those ranks. I know Fake Barney must be devastated.

Can you imagine if John Calipari said this about one of his teams?

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16 Comments for Roy Williams said this UNC team is the least gifted he’s ever coached



  1. BBNfromOklahoma
    3:11 pm January 8, 2020 Permalink

    These comments are unacceptable from a hall of fame coach. YOU are the person to recruit these players, and it is literally YOUR job to teach these guys how to play together. Stoops developed his guys and we saw the results of growth and development. As a student athlete, how do you possibly motivate yourself to play for the guy who is supposed to be your biggest advocate after these remarks?



    • magimae
      4:10 pm January 8, 2020 Permalink

      very well said, crying Roy needs to move on



    • Cousins Fake Tooth
      5:59 pm January 8, 2020 Permalink

      OP must be part of the “Everybody gets a trophy” generation. At least the man is telling the truth and not sugar coating it. Snowflake.



  2. J. Did
    3:13 pm January 8, 2020 Permalink

    On the positive side, perhaps this particular team is attending real classes – and their attention is somewhat diverted?



  3. dhard
    3:15 pm January 8, 2020 Permalink

    I suppose having to go to real classes has had a detrimental impact on the turd hills.



  4. ClutchCargo
    3:30 pm January 8, 2020 Permalink

    Another sign that Ol’ Roy should be put out to pasture pretty soon. The game passes all the great coaches by eventually, and a lot of them can’t handle the frustration when they hang on longer than they should have.



    • Cousins Fake Tooth
      6:00 pm January 8, 2020 Permalink

      Yeah, was you saying the same thing a few years ago when we were in the NIT? Does Cal need to go? He had a bad team also.



    • Big Sexy
      6:45 pm January 8, 2020 Permalink

      Difference being Williams is 69, whereas Cal was 53 when his 21-12 “bad season” occurred. However it’ll take more than one bad season before I’d say Roy is done.



  5. J. Did
    3:38 pm January 8, 2020 Permalink

    Ole Huckleberry Hound…..



  6. RealCatsFan
    3:49 pm January 8, 2020 Permalink

    BBN is crying you a river, Cryin’ Roy! Well, maybe just a little trickle. ๐Ÿ™‚



    • Big Sexy
      6:46 pm January 8, 2020 Permalink

      I won’t shed a tear if Roy loses the team and they quit on him.



  7. Bruce Dickinson
    4:23 pm January 8, 2020 Permalink

    Sounds like his players may not be able to play the next few games with all their injuries. Getting thrown under the bus will cause that.



  8. UK Maine-iac
    5:24 pm January 8, 2020 Permalink

    They’ll still be a 3 seed



  9. UKfanman01
    5:40 pm January 8, 2020 Permalink

    They should be highly thought of in the NIT



  10. dukesuxone
    7:20 pm January 8, 2020 Permalink

    He’s the Head Coach & the one who recruited the players, maybe the problem is you’re not that good of a Coach.
    You complain about losing players to the Draft, well Cal has to practically start from scratch every year on building his
    Teams so, stop your whining dadgomit & go get yourself a co-coler chill out. Just fess up ole Roy boy you ain’t that good ah
    Coach nohow you should be on probation & have them there banners you cheated to win taken down.Go on now git !!!



  11. StuckinLville
    12:03 pm January 9, 2020 Permalink

    This is the epitome of throwing your players under the bus. It’s even more sad when you consider he’s the one that recruited them. So is he not good at developing or is he not good at eyeing talent? Either way, if I were Cole Anthony I’d just pull out of school and if I were the other players I would consider transferring. Who wants to play for a coach like that?