UNC basketball program just won its sixth national championship and its third one under Roy Williams. But before Roy was head coach, for 8 years he was an assistant coach under Dean Smith and during that time he was head coach of the UNC JV Mens basketball team. Dean Smith believed that every student should have a chance to play on the JV team. And if you played two years for the JV team you are given the chance to try out for the Varsity program. Which means hypothetically at least any UNC student can make the Varsity team and in doing so possible play along side the next Sam Perkins, Vince Carter, James Worthy, Antwaun Jamison or Michael Jordan.
In this episode of the Blooperman Podcast, we explore the story of a person who took a chance as a freshman, went to a huge gym filled with hundreds of players, tried out for the JV team, and made it. And as such he got to see and hear Dean Smith run his practices and he got to be part of the Carolina Way from the inside. That person is Dave Adams, and you can hear the story of his experience now.
One note: this podcast was recorded Tuesday April 4th a day after UNC beat Gonzaga for the championship.