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GLENDALE, AZ - MARCH 31: Assistant coach Hubert Davis looks on during practice ahead of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four at University of Phoenix Stadium on March 31, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Last week, longtime UNC Men’s Basketball Coach Roy Williams announced his retirement. Ironically, his announcement came on April Fool’s Day but sadly it wasn’t a joke. After 18 seasons with the Tarheels, Williams will officially retire! As soon as he made the announcement, UNC began the search for a new head coach.

The short search has come to a conclusion, with former assistant coach Hubert Davis taking over for veteran coach Roy Williams! Davis has been an assistant coach under Williams for the past 9 seasons.

As far as his career as a player, he played for UNC under coach Dean Smith from 1988 to 1992. His resume after college consists of playing in the NBA for 12 years before becoming a college basketball analyst at ESPN. He’s been at his alma mater since 2012.

Hubert Davis will become the first African-American head coach in UNC basketball history.