UNC gives hoops coach Roy Williams 8-year contract extension

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina has given basketball coach Roy Williams an eight-year contract extension that runs through the 2027-28 season.
Williams' deal headlined the list of 11 contracts or extensions for Tar Heels head coaches announced Wednesday by athletic director Bubba Cunningham.
He also announced a 10-year extension of the school's contract with Nike that's worth more than $10 million annually and a 12-year extension of its media rights deal with Learfield Communications that has an average annual guaranteed value of $12.6 million.
Williams will be nearly 78 years old when his contract expires in 2028. The Hall of Fame coach has led North Carolina to three national championships and is 432-128 in his 16th season at his alma mater.
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