Roy Williams spent 15 years as the Kansas Jayhawks head coach, before going home to Chapel Hill, where he’s won two National Championships for the Tar Heels.
There’s no doubt Roy still has a soft spot for the Jayhawks, however.
“There’s no question it’ll be an enjoyable time,” Williams said, “and allow me to get away from the focus of all the stress that’s going on right now, trying to get a team ready for this season.”
While many consider Duke’s Cameron Indoor to be the best home-court advantage in the country, but Williams has a difference in opinion.
“I’ve said this, and I really believe this from the bottom of my soul: I think it’s the greatest home-court advantage in college basketball and maybe in any sport whatsoever,” Williams said. “I remember when I first got there, I think it was a couple of sheets sewn together: ‘All who enter, pay heed. Beware of the Phog.’ I think we got a little better material up there and remade it a few years later, but I still remember when the original one was up there. There is some mystique in there.”
Williams will be joined by fellow former Kansas head coach Larry Brown and current coach Bill Self this Monday for Allen Fieldhouse’s 60th anniversary.