RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Longtime North Carolina Tar Heels assistant coach Hubert Davis is expected to become the program’s next head coach, according to a Raleigh News & Observer report.
Davis served under now former head coach Roy Williams, who announced his retirement from coaching last week after 18 years in Chapel Hill. Davis would become the program’s first black head coach.
Davis is a UNC alumni who played under legendary head mentor Dean Smith from 1988-92. Davis also played 12 seasons in the NBA.
The school’s board of trustees is expected to approve Davis’s contract on Monday afternoon, the report said.
The Tar Heels finished the 2020-21 season 18-11, losing to Wisconsin in the first round of this year’s NCAA tournament.