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Roy Williams to speak at Bball tipoff dinner (Sep 21)
http://uncwsports.com/news/2017/4/27/men...inner.aspx


Roy Williams Set As Speaker For Basketball Tip-Off Dinner

WILMINGTON, North Carolina – Hall of Fame and three-time national champion coach Roy Williams of North Carolina will be the guest speaker for UNCW's second-annual men's basketball tip-off dinner.

The event is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, at the Burney Center on campus. Ticket information will be announced later and sales are expected to begin in mid-July.

Williams, who coached at Kansas for 15 seasons before taking over the program at UNC, has won three national titles (2005, 2009 and 2017), eight Atlantic Coast Conference championships, one Associated Press National Coach-of-the-Year award and a pair of Atlantic Coast Conference Coach-of-the-Year notices. He ranks second all-time for victories at KU behind the legendary Phog Allen and at UNC behind mentor Dean Smith.

With 817 wins, Williams is seventh overall in victories for an NCAA Division I head coach. He has piloted nine teams to Final Four appearances and is the only coach in NCAA history to lead two different programs to four Final Fours each and the only coach with 350 or more wins at two different NCAA Division I schools.

Williams won his third national championship on April 3, 2017, when he led the Tar Heels over Gonzaga. New UNCW skipper C.B. McGrath was an assistant coach under Williams for 14 seasons.

The highly successful Williams was inducted into the College Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006 and the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2007.
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Roy Williams to speak at Bball tipoff dinner (Sep 21)
I saw this yesterday, not a fan. After he retired maybe. He's still an active hoops coach at a school in very close proximity. I'd feel the same if it was K
04-28-2017 06:17 AM
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RE: Roy Williams to speak at Bball tipoff dinner (Sep 21)
What's the primary purpose of the tipoff dinner? I've never been.
04-28-2017 06:35 AM
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RE: Roy Williams to speak at Bball tipoff dinner (Sep 21)
I know the baseball shows highlights of past season and gives out rewards and introduces the team for the new season. They also have a speaker. Cost $60. Keatts last year cost $150. They also serve a meal

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RE: Roy Williams to speak at Bball tipoff dinner (Sep 21)
If it was K, you would need a mute button close by in case he starts cussing.
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RE: Roy Williams to speak at Bball tipoff dinner (Sep 21)
(04-28-2017 06:57 AM)billthebighawksfan Wrote:  If it was K, you would need a mute button close by in case he starts cussing.
I understand the duke locker room is constantly being painted because coach k's language keeps the paint peeled off the wall.

Also a friend of mine asked if our new unis next year will be light blue!03-wink

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RE: Roy Williams to speak at Bball tipoff dinner (Sep 21)
(04-28-2017 08:27 AM)Proff Wrote:  
(04-28-2017 06:57 AM)billthebighawksfan Wrote:  If it was K, you would need a mute button close by in case he starts cussing.


Also a friend of mine asked if our new unis next year will be light blue!03-wink

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That seems to be a legit question unfortunately.
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RE: Roy Williams to speak at Bball tipoff dinner (Sep 21)
I understand the duke locker room is constantly being painted because coach k's language keeps the paint peeled off the wall.

Also a friend of mine asked if our new unis next year will be light blue!03-wink

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Haha! I don't love the idea of looking like a mini-Carolina either but all I really see is CB using the connections that he has, which happen to be a bunch of Tarheels. If bringing Roy here drums up a big turnout and he talks people into supporting our team financially, I'm all for it. Maybe it is a little weird that we're having a coach speak from a school a few hours up the road but my first thought when I saw that he was coming that this is someone who will get people in the door
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RE: Roy Williams to speak at Bball tipoff dinner (Sep 21)
(04-28-2017 08:59 AM)HampsteadHawk Wrote:  Haha! I don't love the idea of looking like a mini-Carolina either but all I really see is CB using the connections that he has, which happen to be a bunch of Tarheels. If bringing Roy here drums up a big turnout and he talks people into supporting our team financially, I'm all for it. Maybe it is a little weird that we're having a coach speak from a school a few hours up the road but my first thought when I saw that he was coming that this is someone who will get people in the door

That is my thought as well. Roy will sell tickets to people that otherwise would not attend the event. He'll come and talk about what a great hire McGrath is and try to help build community support.
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04-28-2017 09:19 AM
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RE: Roy Williams to speak at Bball tipoff dinner (Sep 21)
Overall, I have no problem with this. The one problem I see would be the idiots that will probably show up wearing UNC gear, hijacking the purpose of the event. I saw a sample of it at Trask when McGrath was introduced. Thankfully it was a very small number there.
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