Roy Williams: Hard To Buy Into Zion Sit Out But I'd Understand It

UNC Head Coach Roy Williams

In what was supposed to be one of the biggest rivalry games of the year, Duke VS. UNC, Duke's monster of an athlete, Zion Williamson went down when his shoe exploded causing him to sprain his knee and leave for the rest of the game just seconds into the start of the game. Dan Patrick spoke with the head coach of UNC, Roy Williams to get his reaction when the injury occurred:

It's hard to lose your best player. There's never been a player in my mind, in my opinion, in my lifetime, like Zion. Talking about the shoes, just think how much pressure he puts on the footwear when he stops and starts just like how much pressure he puts on his knees and legs when he comes down after jumping 88 feet in the air.

Dan Patrick asks Roy to put himself in the shoes of Coach K and asks what Roy would think if Zion said to him that he would no longer play:

That's hard. We see it in football that guys bail out before the bowl games because they're protecting what they see coming down the road. You can understand that from a business standpoint, but, I'm old fashioned. I think there's nothing wrong with college athletics. I think there's nothing wrong with hanging with your team and trying to do the best you can and hanging with your buddies that you ran sprints with...I'm old school and that's hard for me to buy in to and yet at the same time, I understand it. It depends on how severe the injury is.

Watch the full interview below:

 
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