Friday May 27th, 2016

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North Carolina coach Roy Williams underwent knee replacement surgery on Friday, the school announced.

The surgery was successful and Williams is “resting comfortably,” according to the announcement.

Williams has coached at North Carolina, his alma mater, since 2003. Before taking over in Chapel Hill, Williams coached at Kansas for 15 seasons. In April, Williams said he’d been telling recruits he hopes to coach up to nine more seasons.

“I've said I hope I can coach five to nine more years,” Williams said. “That's what I said in a home (recruiting visit) last week. And so that's all I can say.”

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Williams, 65, has a 783–209 career record. He’s won two national championships as a head coach, both with the Tar Heels. 

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