On Wednesday, Roy Williams promised a rant-free NCAA tournament. He made it less than 48 hours.
The North Carolina coach started out his first opening statement of the week with a soliloquy that was almost a rant itself: “I’m not talking about any green room. I’m not talking about any newspaper articles. I’m not bringing up a can of soda in here to pour it in. I’m not talking about anybody or saying anything about my future.”
Even after Thursday night’s first-half malaise against 16th-seeded Florida Gulf Coast, Williams held his tongue. (Afterward, anyway – at halftime, Brice Johnson said Williams was “turning pink.”)