Roy says "that's not journalism." Called it "sinful" twice to say that. Says Gottlieb couldn't put his shorts on right at Oklahoma State.— Andrew Carter (@_andrewcarter) February 20, 2016
CBS College Basketball's Doug Gottlieb said Roy Williams might retire if North Carolina wins the NCAA Championship. The Tar Heels coach was not impressed -- so he made fun of Gottlieb's "shorts on backwards" moment when he played at Oklahoma State.
It wasn't all jokes from Roy. He was legitimately mad.
Roy to Gottlieb: "you have no freakin idea what you're talking about. The guy who said that couldn't put his damn pants on the right way ...— Andrew Carter (@_andrewcarter) February 20, 2016
Rumors of Williams' retirement began to swell following a bout of vertigo earlier this month. That paired with North Carolina's current performance fueled the idea that the Tar Heels could not only win the title, but that such a win could serve as Roy's ride off into the sunset.
Gottlieb responded to the comments from the North Carolina coach.
There was no "report" on Roy. Simply stating his knees,vertigo,NCAA stuff make people think this could be his last year #UNC— Doug Gottlieb (@GottliebShow) February 20, 2016
Bad journalism is misquoting me to Roy, making it into a "report of him retiring"— Doug Gottlieb (@GottliebShow) February 20, 2016
and yes, people in basketball think Roy might walk if they win the whole thing....this is not news to anyone in hoops— Doug Gottlieb (@GottliebShow) February 20, 2016
Is this beef over or only just beginning? Time will tell. Rumors of Roy's retirement? They're likely to stick around.
h/t The Big Lead
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