North Carolina coach Roy Williams didn’t exactly cut through the B.S. when asked late Monday if his NCAA championship team would visit the White House.
Williams — who caused a stir at the ACC Tournament by saying “our president tweets out more bulls—t than anybody I’ve ever seen” — was noncommittal about meeting Donald Trump in D.C.
Here’s the exchange during his postgame news conference:
Q. You said, I guess, on Friday that you’d give an honest answer on Monday about going to the White House and going to see President Trump if you won. Now that you’re here, I’m curious, can’t jinx yourself. So what your thoughts are.
Williams: I haven’t had any. I probably screwed it up. I should have told you let me think about it afterwards, because I wasn’t going to jinx myself.
We won in ’05; we never got invited. I don’t know if we’re going to get invited this time. That’s a bad way to put it.
They invited us in September when they were doing a lot of teams. Well, all my team were already at the NBA training camp and two of them in Europe. So we didn’t go in ’05. And we did go in ’09.
But, you know, the office of the presidency of the United States is the most fantastic place you can be. But let me think on it.
Again, I don’t know that we’re going to get invited. I really don’t. But I know one thing, we’re putting up a nice banner in the Smith Center that’s hard to get.