Roy Williams is a Coward - Right Before Martin Luther King Day
I was at the game Saturday when Florida State beat North Carolina by 33 points. It was the worst loss ever for this Coach Roy Williams. But the big news out of the game was Williams behavior in the last minute of the game. Williams future NBA star filled team had quit. They were embarrassed by a mediocre Seminole team.
With 14 seconds left during a time out - Williams decided to leave the court - concerned for his own vanity. The FSU fans were prepared to run on the floor and celebrate. Williams started walking off the court alone - when FSU's coach Leonard Hamilton said to him, "Coach.....your team." Williams did a complete 180 and went back and attempted to lead his players off the court ---- a full 14 second before the game was over. He left 5 subs alone on the court to finish the game. I guess Maverick's, "I won't leave my wingman" quote does not apply to Carolina basketball. Williams and his stars saw the end of the game from the locker room.
FSU fans stormed the court. Dick Vitale posed with FSU's 32 point scoring star - David Dulkys. The fans dispersed.
I went on the court with those fans - and I have the video to prove it. I also "stormed the court" with my son 5 years ago when FSU Beat Number 1 Duke. You see - I have sons that graduated from both Duke and FSU. At that time - the fans got on the court 1.7 seconds early when someone stupidly called a timeout with the fans posed for action. After the fans stormed the court once - early - Duke Coach K took most of his players to the locker room. The subs stayed out and finished the game.
Clearly - this time Coach Williams was running from embarrassment - not for the safety of his players. He was completely humbled on nation TV by a very average FSU team. He lost by 33 points - the worst loss of his career. His players had quit on him - and now he quit on them.
I always wondered what that odd color of baby blue that Carolina wears stood for. Now I know.
On Martin Luther King Day - here are a few quotes for Roy Williams to read -
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.