Hubert Davis

North Carolina's Hubert Davis, shown here embracing Marquette coach Steve Wojciechowski, was hired Monday as the Tar Heels' new head men's basketball coach. Davis played for UNC from 1988-92 and most recently has been an assistant coach. [ROBERT WILLETT/The News & Observer via AP]

North Carolina didn't have to look far to find the successor to Hall of Fame coach Roy Williams or someone with a strong connection to the storied men's basketball program.

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