Tuesday, April 05, 2005

National Champions

Say what you want about Matt Doherty, but he did recruit a talented group of kids to play at Carolina. And the fact that Roy Williams was able to mold them into National Champions in two short years is nothing short of amazing. But that really shouldn't surprise us since it was that formula—Doherty recruiting, Williams coaching—that led to much success for Kansas in the 1990s.

And wasn't it great last night, Carolina fans, that . . . the Heels were able to win a National Championship game with no fluke play at the end to decide it. After living through Freddie Brown's errant pass in 1982 and Chris Webber's timeout in 1993, I couldn't help but wonder, as the game was coming to a close, what would happen this time that would give the ABC (Anybody But Carolina) crowd something to discredit the victory. I guess those things only happen to Dean Smith.


At Tuesday, April 05, 2005 10:36:00 AM, Anonymous ed cone said...


Nice to beat the season-long #1 on a pretty hostile court, too.

Great point about the recruitng and coaching by Doh and Roy.

And did I mention, Tar HEEEEELS.

At Tuesday, April 05, 2005 3:44:00 PM, Anonymous Gr8tful Coach said...

I had forgotten that Doherty assisted Roy at Kansas. Hope that he will get another shot at coaching - I hear that if Lutz moves on from Charlotte, he might get a chance there.
Go Heels!!


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