Friday, February 20, 2009


FROM ACC NOW: Roy Williams is famous for his ability to substitute "F" words in his press conferences. The UNC coach has been known to dip into his lexicon for freakin', friggin' frickin' or flippin'.

But Williams let an expletive fly in his post-game press conference — and live on both the Tar Heel Radio Network and Wolfpack-Capitol Sports Network — after the Tar Heels' 89-80 win over N.C. State on Wednesday.

Williams was talking about his team's fullcourt press and its lack of execution.

"We stink," Williams said, talking about their fullcourt defense.

When asked why they stink, Williams calmly responded:
"If I knew the answer to that do you think we'd still be [expletive] stinkin'?"

After nervous laughter in the room, Williams apologized for using the curse word.

"I can't believe I said that," Williams said. "I only say that on the golf course."

This is not the first time Williams has been caught using blue language. After Kansas' loss to Syracuse in the 2003 national championship game, Williams, then Kansas' coach, said on CBS' live broadcast: "I could give a [expletive] about North Carolina right now."

Here’s the video. Turn your sound down!

Star forward Tyler Hansbrough wasn't surprised to hear that coach Roy Williams dropped the F-bomb on Wednesday night — just that it happened during his post-game press conference.

"Oh, man,'' the senior said, growing wide-eyed and a bit red-faced when told his coach had used the expletive he usually replaces with frickin,' friggin' or 'flippin.'

"I've definitely heard it more than you guys,'' Hansbrough said. "It's usually once every other ballgame, he drops it in the huddle, and we know he means business then. But I think he may beat himself up over that because he usually counts how many cuss words he says in the huddle and in practice.

"When he gets really mad in practice he says, 'Now, that's four cuss words, and I didn't plan on saying any today.'"

(Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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