UPDATE: Friday, July 19th
The University of North Carolina made the reported contract extension official this morning, agreeing with Head Men’s Basketball Coach Roy Williams on a deal that takes him through the 2019-2020 season.
According to multiple reports, The University of North Carolina is working on a contract extension with legendary head coach of the men’s basketball team, Roy Williams. The terms of the deal are being finalized, but have not yet been disclosed. Williams, who is 332-101 (.767) at North Carolina, will be entering his 13th season in Chapel Hill next winter, and will be looking to capture the school’s first national title since the 2007-2008 season.
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As the paper class scandal and multiple other Level I Violations have marred the athletic department more than ever over the past couple of days with the official issuance of the violations by the NCAA, Tar Heels fans can take solace in the fact that Williams’ name has been cleared of any intentional violations, and a vote of confidence in the form of a new contract has the program looking ahead to better days in the future. While the university was cited for, “lack of institutional control,” in regards to the academic fraud, there is no specific evidence proving that any of the coaches in the athletic department were aware of the academic improprieties.
The NCAA has yet to hand out a punishment for the violations in question, as they continue to drag their feet in the mud over this four-year-old scandal. The criticisms by the NCAA for the university lacking institutional control is looking all the more hypocritical as the days wear on, as we continue to wait for the NCAA to take action for the crimes that now seem part of the distant past.
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