Roy Williams rips Doug Gottlieb for claiming he’d retire

North Carolina head coach Roy Williams is 65 years old, and isn’t going to coach forever. But to think he’s even close to being finished is a mistake no one should make, unless you want to draw the ire of Williams himself.

CBS Sports’ Doug Gottlieb suggested that Williams was going to retire after this season, which led to Williams ripping Gottlieb after the Thar Heels’ 96-71 win over Miami on Saturday afternoon. It was a pretty length rant against Gottlieb, which you can read below thanks to Andrew Carter of the Charlotte Observer.

Roy rips Doug Gottlieb for saying before the game that Roy was retiring and that Hurbert Davis was taking over. (Something I missed.)

— Andrew Carter (@_andrewcarter) February 20, 2016

Roy says "that's not journalism." Called it "sinful" twice to say that. Says Gottlieb couldn't put his shorts on right at Oklahoma State.

— Andrew Carter (@_andrewcarter) February 20, 2016

That was among the more entertaining Roy rants. He came back to give it. Presser was over and he remembered he wanted to say it.

— Andrew Carter (@_andrewcarter) February 20, 2016

Roy to Gottlieb: "you have no freakin idea what you're talking about. The guy who said that couldn't put his damn pants on the right way …

— Andrew Carter (@_andrewcarter) February 20, 2016

At one point Roy starts mimicking the old fan chant toward Gottlieb: "shorts on backwards, shorts on backwards." Humorous.

— Andrew Carter (@_andrewcarter) February 20, 2016

And then after all that Roy says: "And Doug — I like Doug."

— Andrew Carter (@_andrewcarter) February 20, 2016

Gottlieb did respond to Williams via Twitter, saying that he didn’t report that he was going to retire. Instead, Gottlieb claims that he was just relaying what he had heard while still suggesting that Williams’ health would make him want to leave.

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