A loyal reader asks: Is there a column to be written on the similarities between Roy Williams’ tenures at Kansas and North Carolina as far as having high expectations and falling short? Or would that be premature? -- Al Dingle, Little Switzerland
King responds: While he was at Kansas, Roy Williams won more games than any coach in the 1990s and then took the Jayhawks to the Final Four in 2002 and 2003. He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame mostly because of his accomplishments as a Jayhawk. At North Carolina he’s been to three Final Fours in seven years and has won two NCAA titles. I’m not sure I’d call any of that “falling short of expectations” – unless, of course, those expectations are unfair and unrealistic.
And that would be that.