UNC's Williams pushes back on TV speculation he might retire

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) North Carolina coach Roy Williams had a response Saturday to speculation he might retire: ''You have no frickin' idea what you're talking about.''

Williams was leaving his news conference after the fifth-ranked Tar Heels beat No. 11 Miami 96-71 when he returned and referenced a comment from CBS college basketball analyst Doug Gottlieb on a pregame show ''that I was going to retire and (assistant) Hubert (Davis) was going to replace me.''

Williams went on to jab the ex-Oklahoma State player for wearing shorts backward at Kansas years ago. He says he likes Gottlieb but says speculation is ''not journalism'' and added: ''Don't make up crap.''

Gottlieb later tweeted there was no news to ''report,'' only talk of health and lingering NCAA issues that ''make people think this could be his last year.''