Scott Fowler: No joke: Roy Williams’ retirement had perfect timing. ‘Ol Roy’ really was that good.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The lights of college basketball in the Carolinas grew dimmer Thursday morning, when Roy Williams unexpectedly retired in what most UNC fans wished was an April Fools’ Day joke. It wasn’t, though. Williams, 70, will hang up his whistle after 33 years as one of the best college coaches ever — 15 years at Kansas, 18 years and three national championships at his North Carolina alma mater. Ol’ Roy, as he sometimes called himself, was done. His timing was sublime. As the old saying goes, you always want to leave the people wanting more, and Williams has done that here. No one was …

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