The timing may be bizarre, but North Carolina reportedly is closing in on a deal for an extension with head basketball coach Roy Williams, as Greg Barnes of Inside Carolina reports.
As you probably are well aware of, North Carolina released it’s notice of allegations Thursday, with North Carolina being tagged with “a lack of institutional control” and having five Level I charges being brought against them. Maybe as a sign of faith in Williams, or perhaps knowing that these allegations may be challenged and may not amount to much, North Carolina administrators seem like they are in 100 percent in Williams’ corner.
More from Barnes:
UNC is finalizing a contract extension for head basketball coach Roy Williams.
The UNC Board of Trustees is in the process of approving the new contract, according to sources familiar with the proceedings. Details have yet to be released by the University.
Williams’ name was not named in any of the allegations put fourth by the NCAA. Those in the administration, especially athletic director Bubba Cunningham, have steadfastly stood behind Williams and believe he has little to no part in the academic fraud scandal hanging over the university.
The Tar Heels are in prime position next year to compete for a national title. Many pundits have them in their preseason top-5, as they return four key starters. Williams is 332–101 in his time at North Carolina, while winning two national championships in the process.