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University of North Carolina men’s basketball head coach Roy Williams doesn’t seem to be a fan of US President Donald Trump’s Twitter activity.
After UNC beat Miami 78-53 on Thursday in the ACC Tournament, Williams was asked about the impact of the tournament taking place in New York could have on recruiting or media attention. The question was seemingly in reference to a rant from Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim on Wednesday on the importance of the tournament being held in a big city, as opposed to Greensboro, North Carolina.
Williams said because of the impact of social media, it’s less important to play in a big market. In the process, he took a swipe at Trump (via Joe Ovis of WRAL Sports Fan).
“It used to be much more [important to play in a big market] than I think it is now. Now everybody has got social media, and we don’t need The New York Times to find out what in the dickens is going on in our country. You know, our president tweets out more bulls— than anybody I’ve ever seen. We’ve got social media.
“In the old days, there’s no question it was the media capital of the world, but I’m not sure it is right now.”
Williams is certainly not the first coach to jab Trump. Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski also knocked Trump’s Twitter use, while San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich and Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr have been frequent critics of Trump.