Coach Williams, if you’re going to put in the reserves, LET THEM PLAY

With about 15 seconds left against Boston College, and seldom-used Tar Heels on the floor, UNC Coach Roy Williams told his players to hold the ball and not shoot. I’ve said it before but this is probably my biggest pet peeve about Coach Williams. As a former “scrub” coming in to mob up myself in junior high, I would want a chance to score or get an assist or do something. It’s not really running up the score when you have guys out there who don’t play in every game and average maybe 30 seconds a game. Come on coach, […]

With about 15 seconds left against Boston College, and seldom-used Tar Heels on the floor, UNC Coach Roy Williams told his players to hold the ball and not shoot.

I’ve said it before but this is probably my biggest pet peeve about Coach Williams. As a former “scrub” coming in to mob up myself in junior high, I would want a chance to score or get an assist or do something.

It’s not really running up the score when you have guys out there who don’t play in every game and average maybe 30 seconds a game. Come on coach, let ’em play. It’s fun for the players and the fans, and stopping the fun is not going to endear you with opposing coaches. They know they aren’t your starters or even backups. Let ’em play!

These hard-working reserves need special memories of their own.

(Pictured above: Coach Roy Williams, after telling his seldom-used reserves to stand on the court until the game ends, shakes hands with BC coach Jim Christian before the game is over. It’s fine to show respect for opponents and taking out the regulars already does that. But show respect for your reserves too please. Let them play.)