Sep 19, 2012
Following surgery Wednesday morning to remove a tumor on his right kidney, UNC head basketball coach Roy Williams has received overwhelming support on twitter and facebook.
By 5 p.m. Wednesday, the North Carolina Tar Heels facebook page had almost 900 comments of support for Williams and another 2,800 "Likes."
Here are just a few of the comments from players, coaches, schools and media:
Dick Vitale @DickieV
Prayers go out to Roy Williams - please pray tumor is benign- God Bless him
Jay Bilas @JayBilas
Best wishes to UNC coach Roy Williams for a speedy recovery from surgery. Ol' Roy is one of the best coaches ever
Mike Greenberg @Espngreeny
Sending best wishes to Roy Williams for a speedy recovery. Not just a HOF coach, one of the nicest guys you'll ever come across... #UNC
Bob Harris: @bluedevilsvoice:
Our thoughts & prayers go out to coach Roy Williams, his family, and the UNC family. Praying for a speedy recovery!
Jay Williams @RealJayWilliams
Wishing Roy Williams of #UNC a speedy recovery.
Dexter Strickland @DStrick01
Thank God Coach's surgery went well this morning! Will continue to pray for him! #GetWellCoach !!
Kendall Marshall @KButter5
Please pray for coach.
Kansas Basketball @KU_Hoops
Best wishes for a speedy recovery to former Kansas Basketball Coach Roy Williams. #KUBBall @UNC_Basketball
Bubba Cunningham @bubbaunc
Great to hear surgery went well for Roy Williams. Thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Matt Doherty @DohertyMatt
Glad the news has been positive for Roy Williams today. Prayers were sent his way this morning.
Frank Martin @FrankMartin_SC
Hey folks Roy Williams has spent his life helping people. It's time to help him, put him in your prayers!!!! We r here 4 u coach
Steve Wojciechowski @steve_wojo
Duke basketball family wishing UNC Coach Roy Williams a speedy and complete recovery from his surgery.
Jeff Capel @jeffcapel
Thoughts and prayers are with coach Roy Williams, his family, and the UNC family. Here's hoping to a speedy recovery and great health!
ACC Sports Journal @ACC Sports
Forget all the ABC stuff and Tobacco Road rivalry stuff today. Keep Roy Williams in your thoughts.
Pack Pride @PackPride
Thoughts and prayers are with Roy Williams and his family today. Health is always greater than any rivalry. Keep RW in your thoughts today.