Roy Williams talks about scary flight, Jim Calhoun, players leaving early
Williams actually said that he had serious travel issues on Monday and didn’t watch the game. He said the plane had problems with wind sheer.
‘We bounced quite a bit because it was really windy,” Williams said. “I’ve had that happen three or four times in 35 years of travel.”
Williams said the end of the Tar Heels’ season, however, will linger longer than the flight problems. He was upset Kentucky shot so well against UNC, but fell apart from three against UConn. Williams noted that the Huskies probably played a lot better defense.
Williams said he’ll meet with Harrison Barnes, John Henson and Tyler Zeller this week to talk about leaving early for the NBA. “What I basically tell ’em is do what you want to do,” Williams said. He did note the potential lockout in the NBA is an issue.
Williams had nice things to say about Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun. “He’s a nasty old, irritable old guy that you just love to death,” Williams said.
Williams said he’ll tell Calhoun to retire on top and spend more time with his grandkids. “He’s gotta be on top of the world and I’d like to see him stop,” Williams said.