The North Carolina Tar Heels men’s basketball team has high expectations for the upcoming 2012-13 season as they rank No. 6 on the ESPN/USA Today Postseason Poll. However, they may have a minor setback to the start of their season depending on how long it takes head coach Roy Williams to recover from surgery.
Williams had a tumor removed from his kidney on Wednesday and he appears to be in good condition after undergoing a surgery that lasted 3 1/2 hours, but they still haven’t determined whether or not the kidney was malignant or benign. While the timetable of his recovery process is still unknown, Williams may have to undergo a second surgery in October–which could have an impact on his presence when Tar Heels practices get into full swing on October 12.
The 62-year-old Williams is entering his 10th season as head coach for North Carolina and has already won two National Championships during the 2005 and 2009 season. As of now, it doesn’t seem like Williams will miss any games–but it’s always hard to tell with these kinds of procedures.
Hopefully, everything turns out just find for the Tar Heels head coach and we see him back on the sidelines in no time. As one of the greatest head coaches of all time, Williams gives the Tar Heels their best shot at winning another National Title and they certainly have enough weapons to make a strong run during the NCAA Tournament this season.
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