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Roy Williams credits Rex Walters for success

FLORIDA ATLANTIC CONNECTION

Florida Atlantic head coach Rex Walters
played under Tar Heel head coach RoyWilliams
at Kansas in the 1991-92 and 1992-93 seasons.
Walters came to KU after transferring from
Northwestern and scored 1,064 points in just two
seasons as a Jayhawk before being a first-round
NBA Draft pick.

Williams on coaching against his former
player:

"It'll be in some ways very difficult, but I'll look
down at that bench and feel a great sense of
pride because I'm extremely proud of that youngster.
I had a player in high school that I did not
coach, but she was on our girls team. She played
tennis, and at that time it was boys and girls. Her
name was Mary Ann Myers. She's one of the
toughest competitors I've ever seen. The other
three toughest competitors that I've ever coached
would be Michael Jordan, Rex Walters and Raymond
Felton.
?Rex Walters made so many big shots for us
and looked forward to taking them. The bigger
the shot, the more he wanted it. He was a youngster
that was playing at Northwestern and leading
their team in scoring, but they were losing.
He wanted to be on a winning team and transferred
to Kansas. I'm not saying it was smooth
sailing because I was tough on him. I was tough
on him, maybe more than anybody I've ever been
around. I can't be any more proud of him. He
played in the NBA for seven or eight years, but
the reason I'm where I am right now is because
of people like Rex Walters
.?


Roy Williams - Head Coach, UNC
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Roy Williams credits Rex Walters for success

I know that Rex and even with Doherty last year did not have much to work with when they arrived here at FAU. Give him 3-5 years and he will be able to build something special here at FAU, we may not be top 25, but we should be able to compete better with teams like UNC. I know that injuries have not helped us so far, but with a couple more quality recruiting classes we should be in great shape in the near future.

GO OWLS!!
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Roy Williams credits Rex Walters for success

Hopefully those kind words translate to Roy refusing to run the score up on one of his favorite players of all time.
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Roy Williams credits Rex Walters for success


TeamBeer said

Hopefully those kind words translate to Roy refusing to run the score up on one of his favorite players of all time.

I think it may come down to any pre-game talk between Roy and Rex. If I were Rex, I'd be thinking like Howard. I'd want my team to learn what a top team plays like. Its not a conference game. I wouldn't want my team demoralized either so there is a balance. Rex might have asked Roy to stick it to him, but not too much.

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Roy Williams credits Rex Walters for success

This story is getting a lot of publicity.

I personaly think Walters will do very well here at FAU.

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Roy Williams credits Rex Walters for success


faualum said

This story is getting a lot of publicity.

I personaly think Walters will do very well here at FAU.

I agree with you…Walters flew under the radar a bit…the Doherty thing overshadowed him initially…and some even thought FAU was "settling" by hiring him…i totally disagree…just look at next years recruiting class - the best ever - and do the math…

We are on the rise, there is no doubt about it…and when it is all said and done, folks will have to give credit where credit is do - Rex Walters…
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Roy Williams credits Rex Walters for success

The program is definetly on the up. With Doherty and Green I always felt like they both wanted to leave town whenever the opportunity would present itself and never really identify themeselves with FAU. With Walters, I feel like he wants to build this program and is at the perfect stage of his career to do so...the beginning.

Teambeer is the most knowledgeable FAU sports fan I know, way smarter than me.
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Roy Williams credits Rex Walters for success

I agree with walty. Rex is at the perfect stage to build this thing. The other point I would like to make is that our budget is more in line with a first-year coach. Doherty outgrew the budget instantly. Although I think bringing Doherty in was a great move and helped bring instant credibility to the program, I think Rex is a guy that can build the program. In time, our ability to pay bigger bucks will increase as the program grows and help us retain him.
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