BIG NEWS.. UNC Can Fire Roy if___

Roy Williams
BobLee
February26/ 2016

Damn, and I thought that stuff about Fats Thomas would be it for today…. WRONG!

At 12:05 today (Friday) USA Today pops this Humdinger on us.img24763719

North Carolina has more leeway to fire Roy Williams for cause in new contract

My first thought was:

“GWC ain’t agonna like this one little bit…” … then I had a LOT of other thoughts.

Now, before all you “slobbering ABCers” start doing the hokie-pokie across The Brickyard; take a few minutes to digest what this is…. and what it is NOT.

Roy Williams’ most recent contract was just released in the latest batch of “released stuff”. This new contract when into effect last April although Chancellor Chihuahua didn’t sign it until last November.

It includes several “you better not… or else we will….” that Roy’s previous contracts did not include.

The odds that Roy (1) even read this contract…. (2) much less understood it; or (3) gives a rat’s patootie are so remote Vegas’ isn’t giving odds.Sgt Schultz

Essentially UNC has removed the infamous Sgt Schultz Option from Roy’s available arsenal of “bobs & weaves”.  “Dummying Up” is no longer possible UNLESS Roy gets really creative… which ain’t exactly Roy’s forte..

Apparently Roy CAN still “bob & weave” and “dummy up” on everything that happened BEFORE last April. Which is probably all that really matters.

I’m no lawyer nor have I stayed at a Holiday Inn Express lately; but I do NOT see any “for causes” related to:

  • Bubba gets tired of cleaning up after you….
  • Failure to call a Time-Out
  • Missing too many 3’s
  • Sayin’ “frickin’”Herb Tarlick
  • Nothing about Jayhawk Stickers
  • Wearing too many of Herb Tarlick’s old sport coats

Or…

  • You’re just being too damn goofy

Enjoy reading every syllable of this rather provocative USAToday story.

Hold it up to a mirror upside-down and it says – “Neil Fingleton Is The Anti-Christ…. “

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North Carolina has more leeway to fire Roy Williams for cause in new contract

Steve Berkowitz, USA TODAY Sports 12:05 p.m. EST February 26, 2016

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaab/acc/2016/02/26/north-carolina-roy-williams-contract/80978080/
North Carolina men’s basketball coach Roy Williams’ new contract with the university includes a variety of significant changes in Williams’ duties and the circumstances under which he can be fired for cause.

Roy Williams

USA TODAY Sports obtained a copy of the agreement Friday as part of the university’s response to an open-records request.

The agreement, whose basic financial terms were announced by the university in June, became effective April 1, 2015. The signatures on the contract carry dates ranging from Aug. 1, 2015, when Williams signed it, to Nov. 19, when chancellor Carol L. Folt was the final person to sign it. That means the new terms might not be applicable to actions or inactions by Williams in connection with the academic scandal at the university.

“This is standard legal language that is in our contracts moving forward,” athletics director Bubba Cunningham said in a statement through spokesman Steve Kirschner. “These types of clauses change over time. It is not unique to Coach Williams’ contract and reflects the issues that schools face across the country.”

USA TODAY
Roy Williams, No. 1 North Carolina believe NCAA scandal cloud ‘beginning to lift’

Some of the changes reflect alterations in NCAA regulations that now hold head coaches more accountable for rules violations. Other changes simply give the university greater latitude in determining whether Williams has breached the contract.

For example, Williams now can be terminated for cause for reasons including: “Behavior by Coach that, as reasonably determined in the sole discretion of the University after its review of the relevant facts and circumstances, displays a continual or serious disrespect for the integrity, values, and ethics of the University or its Men’s Basketball Program or which has or is likely to have a material adverse impact on the reputation or good name of the University of its Men’s Basketball Program”.

Under the previous version of Williams’ contract, which was signed in the fall of 2011, he could be terminated for cause if there was a violation by Williams — or a violation by his staff that he should have known about — of a major NCAA regulation, or of a major ACC regulation, with the university having the discretion to decide what constitutes a major regulation.

The new agreement maintains that basic construct but now says that Williams can be terminated for “any act or omission that the University determines constitutes a violation of an ACC or NCAA regulation or bylaw, or of a policy of or applicable to the university …”
The new agreement’s duties for Williams adds language that was not in the previous contract. Williams now “shall promptly advise the Athletic Director if (he) has reason to believe that violations have occurred or will occur and shall cooperate fully in any investigation or possible violations conducted or authorized by the University, the ACC, or the NCAA at any time”.

There also is alteration that parallels the NCAA’s increased compliance role for coaches. In language similar to that which has been added to new coaching contracts at other Division I schools, Williams is now is responsible for “promoting an atmosphere of compliance with, and supervising and maintaining full responsibility for the conduct of all assistant basketball coaches, basketball program staff members, employees and student-athletes under Coach’s supervision … This responsibility shall include, without limitation, developing and maintaining reasonable processes for monitoring basketball program compliance … ”

An independent investigator released a report in 2014 that found evidence directly tying years of no-show classes at North Carolina to a scheme that helped hundreds of athletes — particularly football and men’s basketball players — raise their grades and stay eligible over an 18-year period.

Kenneth Wainstein, a former U.S. Attorney and general counsel to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, placed most of the wrongdoing on Deborah Crowder, a longtime secretary who managed the African and Afro-American Studies Department, and Julius Nyang’oro, who became chair of curriculum for the department in 1992.

An NCAA investigation is ongoing.

Neither Williams or any member of his staff was accused of committing any NCAA violations. But it remains unclear what potential sanctions and/or punishment the program may face, considering there were 167 enrollments in the suspect classes during Williams’ tenure.

NOTE:  There are actual pdfs of the contract if you go to the LINK.

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Now… I HAVE to go help AgentPierce on a kick-ass column he’s doing on that Charlotte Rest Room Fiasco.   AP’s recommending getting Concealed Carry Permits for your daughters and granddaughters prior to April 1st. ….. I’ll probably repost that one here after AP gets it locked & loaded. 

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I have a problem with the UNC-centric “situational ethics” discussions and “everybody does it” naval gazing BL. I don’t consider myself an ABCer at all, although I’m sure I have been called worse. Here’s the thing though. UNC as a specific institution and its fans have a looong history of a ridiculous holier-than-thou attitudes and actions when it comes to student-athlete-industrial-complex transgressions. Just for two examples, the UNC-CH-controlled BOG ran the sword through State athletics in 1990 and UNC led the effort to tack penalties onto Clemson in ~1982. Not to mention the “Carolina Way” talking points garbage we have… Read more »

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The new contract aside , I always wanted to ask Roy (or Coach Smith or Gut ) if he smelled a “rat” (no , not K-Rat) when Rashaad McCants made the Dean’s List (all A’s and B’s) one semester . Maybe that’s what triggered Roy’s instructions to reduce player participation in the Af-Am program . New contract still aside , I’m more concerned with the upcoming NCAA penalties and how they can possibly not punish us for loss of institutional control by punishing the sports that were most-benefitted , MFB , MBB and WBB . Please add that topic to… Read more »

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RF'72

“…. Herb Tarlick’s sport coats” – There has to be some special category to enshrine that one.

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Robpack93

If he had only played varsity…

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You are mega busy on this 300th Friday of TGU. Do you ever speak to Greg Barnes over at IC? You know he predicted that it would all be over by Friday 300 Fridays ago.