Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Ol’ Roy Having Tumor Removed

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North Carolina men’s head basketball coach and Basketball Hall of Famer Roy Williams is having surgery to have a tumor removed from his right kidney, reports WRAL News.

And, no, the tumor is not the football program or $100,000 piece of jewelry. 

Details about the surgery are not yet available, but North Carolina sports information director Steve Kirschner said that Williams is having a medical procedure, but did not specifically say what the procedure is noting:

“Williams has dealt with vertigo, an inner ear condition that impacts balance, since 2007. Although it hasn’t caused Williams to miss any games, the vertigo symptoms have forced him to sit down at times during games.”

Williams, 62, has taken his teams to seven NCAA Final Fours and has won two national championship with the Tar Heels since arriving at the school in 2003.  

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