Player, Coach, Legend
meet hubert davis

A Legacy of Greatness Continues

The University of North Carolina (UNC) has a storied history when it comes to basketball. With a rich tradition of excellence, the Tar Heels have consistently been a powerhouse in the world of college sports. And as with any successful program, it's the people who make all the difference. In this case, we're talking about Hubert Davis.

From Player to Coach: Hubert Davis' Journey

Hubert Davis, a 1992 graduate of the University of North Carolina, is a name that resonates with anyone familiar with the Tar Heels' basketball legacy.

Davis not only left an indelible mark as a player but also stepped into the shoes of a legendary coach to continue the tradition of greatness.

the first African-American to lead UNC Basketball

Following the retirement of longtime head coach Roy Williams, Hubert Davis was named the Tar Heels' next head coach. What makes this appointment truly historic is that Davis became the first black person in history to lead the program. 

In his first season as head coach, Davis wasted no time in making his presence felt. The Tar Heels embarked on an incredible journey, one that led them to a national championship game appearance. The historic Final Four matchup against Duke will forever be etched in the minds of Tar Heels fans, as it culminated in a momentous victory.

from player to coach - a journey of excellence

Before his illustrious coaching career, Hubert Davis was a standout player at North Carolina from 1988 to 1992.

His skills on the court were undeniable, and he went on to make his mark in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Davis played for several NBA teams, including the New York Knicks, Toronto Raptors, Dallas Mavericks, Washington Wizards, Detroit Pistons, and New Jersey Nets from 1992 to 2004.

Reflecting on Davis's playing career, ABC/ESPN analyst and former NBA head coach Jeff Van Gundy had this to say: "Hubert carved out a remarkable career in both longevity and achievement. He will go down as one of the great shooters of his era and had an underrated pick-and-roll game. Hubert was what you want in a player...dependable, reliable, trustworthy, and his work ethic was second to none."

These words from Van Gundy highlight not only Davis's skills on the court but also his character and work ethic, qualities that undoubtedly influence his coaching style.


to battle 4 atlantis

As the Tar Heels continue to build on their legacy of greatness, they are set to return
to the 2023 Battle 4 Atlantis tournament for the third time. 

Coach Davis is enthusiastic about this opportunity, saying:
"Battle 4 Atlantis always features some of the best basketball teams in the country in an exciting and beautiful place. We are excited about the opportunity to spend Thanksgiving week together and play three games against great competition."

The Battle 4 Atlantis has become a prestigious event in the college basketball world, featuring top-tier teams in a stunning setting. For Tar Heels fans and basketball enthusiasts alike, this tournament promises exciting matchups and a chance to see Coach Hubert Davis and his team in action.



So mark your calendars, grab your tickets, and prepare for an unforgettable Thanksgiving spectacle!

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