Roy Williams on winning three titles: 'I'm very, very lucky'

UNC coach Roy Williams talks about the impact of winning three NCAA championship titles and his love of coaching.
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Roy Williams will receive Nell and John Wooden leadership award

By Andrew Carter

acarter@newsobserver.com

October 05, 2017 05:23 PM

CHAPEL HILL

North Carolina coach Roy Williams will receive the Nell and John Wooden Leadership in Coaching Award during a ceremonial awards dinner in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 12.

Williams, preparing for his 15th season as the Tar Heels’ head coach, led UNC to its sixth NCAA championship last April. He will receive the Wooden leadership award, named after the longtime UCLA coach and his wife, during the Nell and John Wooden Leadership in Coaching Awards Dinner, which will be at the Watergate Hotel.

University of North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams talks about his special way of talking and his dadgums, daggums, and special vocabulary.

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“I have tremendous respect for both coach Wooden and his beautiful partner in life, Nell,” Williams said in a statement. “It is an honor beyond any words to receive a leadership award named in their memory.

“They did so much for the game and for young people in and out of basketball. This is a recognition I receive on behalf of my wife, Wanda, as well. She’s been my side for more than 40 years, just like coach Wooden had Nell.”

UNC began practicing earlier this week for the start of the 2017-18 season. The Tar Heels’ national championship last season was their third under Williams, who also led UNC to national championships in 2005 and 2009.

"Dadgum" or "daggum"? No matter how you spell it, UNC coach Roy Williams possesses his own lexicon and perhaps should come with his own glossary. Call it Roynacular, Williams’ use of expressions and words like "dadgum," “Jimminy Christmas,” “blank

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