WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – UNC men's basketball coach Roy Williams spoke at a Power Lunch at the Wilmington Convention Center Monday.
From beach life to surgery, Williams spoke about a number of different issues.
The lunch was part of the Business Journal's Power Breakfast Series. Williams said he plans to coach six to ten more years, as long as he is healthy.
Williams is the owner of two NCAA championships and has the best winning percentage of any active coach. Last season, he led Carolina to the NCAA Elite 8 for the sixth time in nine seasons in Chapel Hill.
Williams answered a question from a person in the crowd regarding the future for former Hoggard guard Stilman White.
White put Wilmington on the map after getting a good amount of playing time as a freshman at UNCW. White is now starting a new chapter of his life and is going on a Mormon mission that is expected to last about two years.
Williams said he hopes White will come back to play when he returns from his mission if he is eligible.
The championship coach also discussed his recent surgery when he had two tumors removed. Luckily, Williams was told they were benign. He said he considers himself "lucky."
In addition to Williams speaking at the lunch, the event also served as the launch of the Hall of Fame's newest initiative, the Greater Wilmington Sports Club.
The club will hold a lunch with speakers on the first Friday of each month from September through May, providing opportunities to hear from influential high school, college and professional sports figures.
Members and sponsors of the Greater Wilmington Sports Club will also support young people engaged in athletics through the Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame scholarship program.
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