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Support for Roy Williams pours in on twitter, facebook

Posted September 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.

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