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North Carolina is naming the court at the Dean Smith Center after Hall of Fame coach Roy Williams (via CBSSports.com)

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UNC will honor Wiiliams, who led the Tar Heels to NCAA Tournament championships in 2005, 2009 and 2017

If you can’t get the building named after you, then having your name emblazened on the court’s a pretty great consolation prize.

The University of North Carolina is bestowing this honor upon Roy Williams, a Hall of Fame coach and a UNC alumnus whose amassed three national championships and 424 wins in his 15 years with the Tar Heels.

Next season, the Dean E. Smith Center will feature the Tar Heels playing — and Williams coaching — on Roy Williams Court.

“I’m glad his name is on the building,” Williams said of Smith. “It’s going to be hard to think of my name on the floor in his building.”

The official dedication won’t wait until the 2018-19 season begins. Williams’ name will be unveiled on the hardwood on Aug. 24, when the school holds a reunion for its men’s basketball alumni.

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Source: https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/news/north-carolina-is-naming-the-court-at-the-dean-smith-center-after-hall-of-fame-coach-roy-williams/

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