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Head coach Roy Williams of the North Carolina Tar Heels cuts down the net after defeating the Gonzaga Bulldogs during the 2017 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game at University of Phoenix Stadium on April 3, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. The Tar Heels defeated the Bulldogs 71-65.

Major news from the college basketball world today, as University of North Carolina men’s basketball coach Roy Williams has announced he is retiring after 33 years in the college game.

The school has announced a news conference for 4 p.m. today for Williams to address the media.

Williams finishes his career with 903 wins, including a 485-163 record at UNC. Before he was with the Tarheels, he was the third-winningest coach in Kansas basketball history.

Williams led the Tarheels to three national championships, in 2005, 2009 and 2017, and was in nine Final Fours overall between Kansas and UNC.

There is already an outpouring of support from the basketball community, including from cross-Triangle rival Duke University.

“Salute to UNC Head Coach Roy Williams on a legendary 48-year career,” the program tweeted about his retiring from their official account. “All respect. Thank you for all you have done for the game, our league and the greatest rivalry in sports.”

The Atlantic Coast Conference issued a statement from Commissioner Jim Phillips congratulating Williams on his career.

More to come on this breaking story.

Brandon Plotnick is a former sports journalist, now living in the digital space with interests all over the musical and pop culture map.