Roy Williams Apologizes for Leaving Scrubs on Court After Team Left for Locker Room

North Carolina coach Roy Williams apologized for leaving five bench players on the court to finish the game against Florida State after the rest of the team left for the locker room Saturday.

Williams arranged for his players and coaches to shake hands with the Seminoles with 14.2 seconds left in the game. Florida State had blown out UNC, so Williams figured it was safer to get his players off the court before the students rushed the floor. Only one problem: though he thought he had cleared his team out, five bench players remained on the floor to finish the game.

“I said, ‘Guys, I apologize. There was a miscommunication between [assistant] coach [Joe] Holladay and myself. I would never have left you out there to play the game.’” Williams said on his radio show Monday. “What I wanted to do — needless to say, we’re not going to erase a 33-point lead with 14 seconds left — [so] I was trying to get my entire team off the court, apologize to Florida State, make sure they weren’t interpreting it the wrong way; I was just doing it for safety.”

Williams says it wasn’t until he watched the game on tape that he realized he had left the bench players on the floor. He says he’s even criticized other coaches for doing the same thing.

So are you buying his excuse? Given how frantic he must have been — not to mention upset — I believe him. At least now he knows to make sure he takes care of all his players in case UNC gets blown out on the road again.

Roy Williams, North Carolina Players Leave Court with Time on Clock to Avoid Fans

There was a big upset in the ACC Saturday when Florida State drubbed 3rd-ranked North Carolina 90-57. Had it not been for the last few, meaningless seconds of a lopsided game and what happened afterward, Seminoles guard Deividas Dulkys would have received the spotlight for scoring a career-high 32 points, hitting a remarkable 8 of 10 3-point shots. Instead, it was UNC coach Roy Williams’ hasty retreat from the court with time on the clock that many fans in attendance will remember.

With 14.2 seconds remaining in the game, Seminole fans were gearing up to rush the court. FSU coach Leonard Hamilton met with Williams and a referee to discuss matters. Then, Williams had his team and coaching staff promptly shake the Seminole players’ hands as they quickly hustled to the safety of the locker room.

Those 14.2 seconds still remained, however. Williams left five walk-ons to stay on the floor until time ran out, leaving them to run off as FSU fans rushed the court. The scene in Tallahassee was pretty incredible with all the fans storming the floor:

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The Roy Williams Christmas Angel Tree Topper Is Finally Here (Picture)

Just in time for the special North Carolina fan in your life. This angel tree topper is perfect for the the fan who loves to celebrate Christmas and worship Roy Williams at the same time. Rants against Tar Heels fans not included.

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Roy Williams Upset with North Carolina Fans Who Sold Their Tickets to UNLV Fans

North Carolina lost its only game of the season Saturday at UNLV. Coach Roy Williams is not only unhappy that his team lost, but he’s also upset with Tar Heels fans who sold their premium tickets to rowdy UNLV fans. Williams was particularly bothered that UNLV fans ended up behind the Heels’ bench, which is where he was expecting to have some supporters. He went off on the fans during his radio show Monday.

“I am not friendly with anybody else on the other team and for some of our fans to get their tickets through the Ram’s Club and sell their tickets to UNLV boosters that are sitting right behind our families, I don’t like that. And if the shoe fits, wear it. I don’t care who it is, I’ll tell the sucker face-to-face, I do not like that, will not like that and don’t ever forget it…

“Ninety-nine percent of the Tar Heel people that were there were cheering like crazy and trying to help us through a tough situation, but it bothers me more about some sucker – and I don’t care, if it ticks somebody off, that’s fine – if you sell your tickets that you get from the Ram’s Club to somebody else and they come in cheering for UNLV, then I’ve got no use for you. And that’s as blunt as I can put it.”

Williams thought UNLV’s crowd was “marvelous” overall, but he felt some of the fans were inappropriate. And dammit, he doesn’t want his most loyal fans selling their tickets anymore! With that sort of attitude, he’d never be able to coach at UCLA, where selling tickets is more important than having fan support.

Here is audio of Roy Williams’ comments on his radio show via WRAL:

Bitter Rashad McCants, James McCants Tear into Roy Williams on Facebook

A shocking announcement was made last week by Larry Drew II who said he was leaving the North Carolina basketball program. Many people questioned the decision of Drew to desert the team in the middle of the season, but someone who was supportive of the move was James McCants, the father of former Tar Heel, Rashad McCants.

The elder McCants ripped into Coach Roy Williams on a facebook thread, callin him “a piece of ****” and going on to say “I don’t recommend anyone get recruited by him he wil wreck your career if you are not aware of his underhanded tactic and insincerity.”

Rashad later jumped in on the same thread to say “the good ol boy can never do wrong.”

At the heart of the McCants’ issues is their belief that Roy Williams hurt Rashad’s pro prospects by providing negative feedback to NBA personnel.

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