CHAPEL HILL -- Test results showed the tumor removed from UNC basketball coach Roy Williams' left kidney is not cancerous, the school said Thursday night in a release.
“The result of the biopsy of the tumor on the left side is great news for Coach Williams and his family,” Wallen said, according to the release. “He is recovering very well and we will continue to follow his progress. In the meantime, he can return to his normal schedule, including the team's first practice on October 13th.”
Williams said he was overwhelmed by the support he received.
“Once again I want to say how overwhelmed my family and I are by the support and concern of so many former players, members of the Tar Heel family and friends and fellow coaches from around the country,” Williams said in the release. “Saying I’m overwhelmed truly doesn’t give justice to how much I appreciate all their thoughts and good wishes. The support has been off the charts."
Williams said the care he received helped him "get through a difficult process better than I ever could have expected.
“I also want to thank my family, especially Wanda, Scott, Kim and Katie, and my staff and players, for helping me get through these last three and a half weeks. The degree to which their love and support helped me is something I will never be able to adequately express.”
Photo: UNC coach Roy Williams expected to resume his normal schedule. ROBERT WILLETT