Who Will Succeed Roy Williams As UNC Basketball Coach?

Chapel Hill, North Carolina - February 3 2020: UNC Tar Heels basketball banner near water tower

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Who will be the next UNC basketball coach?

That is the question on everyone’s mind after legendary college basketball coach Roy Williams announced his retirement on Thursday morning. Williams retired after 33 seasons and 903 wins.

Shortly after the announcement, there was immediate speculation about who will replace Williams in Chapel Hill.

Of course, the oddsmakers were on the case.

The early favorites to replace Williams on the Tar Heels bench are current North Carolina assistant coaches Hubert Davis and Wes Miller. Davis is the favorite at +100, while Miller checks in with +275 odds. Both men played collegiately for UNC.

Outside of the assistants is another former Tar Heel in Jerry Stackhouse, a two-time NBA All-Star who is currently head coach of the Vanderbilt Commodores.

Longshots, meanwhile, include Vince Carter, Rick Pitino, Mark Few, and Michael Jordan.

Who will be the next Tar Heels head coach?

Here is a look at the latest odds, via SportsBetting.ag.

  • Hubert Davis   +100
  • Wes Miller      +275
  • Jerry Stackhouse         +600
  • Mark Turgeon +900
  • Mark Few        +1000
  • Scott Drew      +1200
  • Steve Robinson           +1200
  • Jay Wright       +1400
  • Jerod Haase    +1400
  • Mike White     +1400
  • Tony Bennett  +1400
  • Rick Pitino       +1800
  • Nate Oats        +2000
  • Bill Self +2500
  • Brad Stevens   +3300
  • Buzz Peterson +3300
  • Kenny Smith    +3300
  • Michael Jordan           +50000
  • Vince Carter    +50000

This season, the Tar Heels finished with an 18-11 record and were bounced in the first round of the 2021 NCAA Tournament by Wisconsin.

UNC Basketball Coach Roy Williams Announces Retirement
UNC Basketball Coach Roy Williams Announces Retirement
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