The following is a statement from Roy Williams about the retirement of Bill Guthridge as North Carolina head basketball coach.
The following is a statement issued Friday by Roy Williams in response to reports that he will be the next head basketball coach at North Carolina::
By DOUG TUCKER AP Sports Writer Kansas Jayhawk fans always knew this could happen. Sources told The Associated Press Friday that Roy Williams, the winningest basketball coach in the decade of the '90s and the fastest in history to win 300 games, was headed back to his alma mater, North Carolina, following Bill Guthridge's resignation.
(Updated at 3:14 p.m. Friday) Elizabeth A. Davis Associated Press Writer North Carolina coach Bill Guthridge retired Friday after three years as Dean Smith's successor, a move that opens one of the most prestigious jobs in college sports. Kansas coach Roy Williams, a former North Carolina assistant under Smith, will succeed Guthridge, a source close to the university told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. Williams said in a statement Friday he has agreed to talk to North Carolina athletic director Dick Baddour, but it is "completely false" that he has accepted the job.
Bill Guthridge compiled an 80-28 record in three seasons as coach of the Tar Heels. Guthridge, who led North Carolina to two Final Four appearances in his three seasons as coach of the Tar Heels, will announce his retirement at a news conference today, the Associated Press has learned.
Kansas University football player Algie Atkinson signed a diversion agreement with Douglas County prosecutors on Thursday.
(Updated at 2:22 p.m.) By Elizabeth A. Davis Associated Press Writer North Carolina coach Bill Guthridge retired Friday after three years as Dean Smith's successor, a move that opens one of the most prestigious jobs in college sports. Guthridge spent 31 seasons as an assistant to Smith, the winningest coach in college basketball history.
By Chuck Woodling Journal-World Sports Editor Hopscotching the Kansas University summer sports scene while wondering if Eric Chenowith will go in the first round of the 2001 NBA Draft. "
DeShawn Stevenson got into a brawl at a gym shortly after the high school star was drafted in the first round by the Utah Jazz.
(Updated 9:15 p.m. Friday) By Doug Tucker AP Sports Writer Should he stay at his beloved Kansas or return to his beloved North Carolina? Facing the biggest decision of his professional life, Roy Williams is pleading for patience as two of the nation's premier basketball programs and their legions of fans await word from the winningest coach of the '90s.
By Gary Bedore Journal-World Assistant Sports Editor Nick Bradford says he wants to become a coach after his playing days are finished. Bradford, a 6-foot-7 former Kansas University guard/forward, plans on attending the Utah Jazz's minicamp on July 11 in Salt Lake City.
Installation of the new artificial turf at Memorial Stadium should begin next week.
By Gary Bedore Journal-World Assistant Sports Editor Halstead native Dennis Latimore, who is considering Kansas and six other schools, enters the summer as one of the country's top recruits.
By Gary Bedore Journal-World Assistant Sports Editor Ex-Jayhawk Raef LaFrentz returned to town this week to help out at Roy Williams' basketball camp. Raef LaFrentz may be the tallest three-point threat in NBA history. The 6-foot-11, 240-pound LaFrentz, who hit 13 of 35 three-pointers in his four years at Kansas University, launched 183 threes for the Denver Nuggets last season, converting 60.
Gruber, a senior from Arvada, Colo., stormed to a 1:46.99 clocking in the 800 last Saturday at the New Balance/Canadian-American Boston High Performance meet in Dedham, Mass.
By Gary Bedore Journal-World Assistant Sports Editor Former Kansas All-American Danny Manning, 34, served as guest speaker at Roy Williams' basketball camp on Monday at Horejsi Center.
By Gary Bedore Journal-World Assistant Sports Editor Arizona's men's basketball team has received a verbal commitment from Salim Stoudamire, a 6-foot-2 shooting guard from Lake Oswego (Ore.) High. The Wildcats would like to snag another Oregonian Aaron Miles to fill its future backcourt.
By Chuck Woodling Hopscotching the Kansas University summer sports scene for headlines while wondering whatever happened to Dandy Don Meredith
Former Kansas University diver Michelle Rojohn just missed qualifying for the U.S. Olympics team late Wednesday night.
by Chuck Woodling Journal-World Sports Editor Some men are born to dance. Others are born to sing. Some can shoot the three-point shot. Others can perform magic with a golf club. Some guys can play football. Some can't. I've seen big men who couldn't play a lick. And I've seen little guys with extraordinary ability.
By Terry Jones Edmonton Sun Former Kansas University linebacker Willie Pless won the CFL's Most Outstanding Defensive Player Award five times.
DeShawn Spivey, a 6-foot-3, 228-pound defensive end from Kansas City Washington High, has given an early verbal commitment to Kansas University's football team.
By Gary Bedore Journal-World Assistant Sports Editor NBA scout Mark Randall projects DeShawn Stevenson as a first-round pick on "potential alone." He likes what the 6-foot-5 former Kansas University signee brings to next Wednesday's NBA Draft table in Minneapolis.
By Gary Bedore Journal-World Assistant Sports Editor Roy Williams' 50th birthday present to himself -- a golf excursion to Scotland -- proved enjoyable, the coach said Tuesday.
By Gary Bedore Journal-World Assistant Sports Editor Ex-Jayhawk Scot Pollard served as guest speaker at Roy Williams' basketball camp Tuesday. Scot Pollard realizes the NBA is not all about basketball. It's about business big business.
By Chuck Woodling Journal-World Sports Editor Andrew LeClair led KU's football team in tackles last season. LeClair, a 6-foot-6, 245-pound linebacker who led Kansas University's football team in tackles last season, will transfer to North Dakota State.
By Gary Bedore Journal-World Assistant Sports Editor Kansas University basketball assistant Joe Holladay, who coached high school ball in Tulsa, has not been contacted by Hurricane officials about the school's vacancy.
By Gary Bedore Journal-World Assistant Sports Editor Former Kansas shooting guard Ryan Robertson wowed Roy Williams' campers on Monday afternoon. Robertson - a 6-foot-5 former Kansas University shooting guard, now with the Sacramento Kings - swished 10 straight long-range shots Monday afternoon, capping a 20-minute speaking/shooting presentation at Roy Williams' basketball camp.
By Gary Bedore Journal-World Assistant Sports Editor Bethalto, Ill., will be represented by 12 boys when KU coach Roy Williams' camp gets under way today. Kansas coach Roy Williams' basketball camp annually attracts hundreds of males ages 8-19 from locales all over the Midwest.
By Andrew Hartsock Journal-World Sports Writer Two players with local ties Kansas University junior shortstop John Nelson, and May Lawrence High graduate Curtis Ledbetter were drafted 10 picks away from each other in the 39th round on Tuesday.
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