Mark Bradley: Roy Williams: Three NCAA titles and somehow underrated

Roy Williams announced his retirement Thursday. For someone who worked hard to portray himself as Just Plain Folks, he had an uncommon number of detractors within his industry. Some of this was because of jealousy. His career as a collegiate coach went from North Carolina to Kansas back to Carolina, which was the hoops equivalent of a Rockefeller marrying into the Kennedy family. His first job after graduating from Carolina — where he played JV ball and kept stats for the varsity — was head coach at Charles D. Owen High in Black Mountain, N.C. When Dean Smith hired him, Williams became the low…

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