Head coach Roy
Williams and the University of North Carolina Tar Heels play Division I basketball
in the Atlantic Coast Conference, better known as the ACC.
UNC teams have forged a basketball powerhouse beginning in the early days of the
colligiate sport. North Carolina played its first basketball game against Virginia
Christian, on January 27, 1910.
Tar Heels have been in 41 NCAA championships, taking home the Championship title five times - in
1957, 1982, 1993, 2005, and 2009.
North Carolina Tar Heels have also been major contenders for the championship making it
to the final two in 1946, 1968, 1977 and 1981. They have also advanced to the Final
Four for a record 18 times.
Tar Heels won their first NCAA Championship under coach Frank McGuire in 1957.
Dean Smith took over from McGuire in 1961 and coached the Tar Heels until 1997.
fiercest rival of UNC is Duke
University, located practically around the corner from UNC.
of the most notable players to come from this team are NBA star Michael Jordan.
Billy Cunningham (Philadelphia 76ers), Brad Daugherty (Cleveland Cavaliers), Walter
Davis (Phoenix Suns), Bobby Jones (Philadelpha 76ers), Michael
Jordan (Chicago Bulls) and James Worthy (Los Angeles Lakers).
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