North Carolina head basketball coach Roy Williams has been dealing with knee pain over the last year but it won’t affect his status on the sidelines.Williams discussed his knee issues with Tar Heel alum Vince Carter on the NBA Summer League broadcast over the weekend and gave a relieving update on his knee health.
“Total knee replacement on my right knee, five weeks ago yesterday,” Williams told the NBA TV broadcast. “The surgeon assured my I could play golf in August, and I said, ‘I’m going to hold you to that.’”
Being that he is planning on being back on the course in a month, you would think he would be healthy enough to be on the sidelines in four, right?
While he said that he misses being able to stand up for an entire game, he wants to be back for at least the 2016-17 season.
“I’m missing being able to get around,” Williams added. “I’ve got a cane. I can walk OK, but the cane, the doctor said, ‘if you have that, people realize there’s something wrong with you and they give you a little space.’ Last year, I hurt every day. At practice, I never sat down on a basketball court in 43 years until this past season.”
In 13 seasons with the Tar Heels, Roy Williams has led the team to a 365-108 record, four Final Four appearances and two national championships. I am sure the fans in Chapel Hill would love to see him back on the court for one more season.