Video: Bulls’ Coby White asks UNC coach Roy Williams to come to more games after historic performance
Coby White made the most of a visit from college coach Roy Williams, dropping a game-high 27 points off the bench and becoming the youngest player to hit seven 3-pointers in a quarter. The North Carolina standout bounced back from a shaky start to the season, making 8-of-14 from the field and 7-of-11 from deep, all while burying all four of his foul shots.
In a postgame interview, all White wished from his former Tar Heels coach was for him to come to see him more often and not let this be the last time he gets a seat in the United Center to watch him play.
The NBC Sports Chicago crew got a hold of Williams and called for him to greet White after his performance, as the two shared a heartwarming embrace:
“Like I said, coach, I appreciate you for coming,” said White after the two hugged postgame. “You know I love you. You know our relationship goes deeper than basketball. I love you.”
That's so love ❤️ pic.twitter.com/qU2YeQ4wWL
— Bulls Talk (@NBCSBulls) November 13, 2019
Williams has always been close to his players, from Raymond Felton and Marvin Williams to more recent products like Justin Jackson and White.
The North Carolina bond is there forever for these two, and there was nothing better for the longtime coach than to see his former player thrive at the NBA level.
UNC has brought a lot of players to the NBA, but many of them still have strong ties to Roy Williams as the man who coached them and set them up to succeed at the next level. Coby White is just the latest star to make a splash in the league.