100 games into the Hubert Davis era for the UNC basketball program

How has the third-year head coach measured amongst some former UNC basketball head coaches through his first 100 games at the helm?

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It's probably safe to say that Hubert Davis had no idea what he was getting into when he officially accepted the UNC basketball program's head coaching job back on April 5, 2021,

Not only was he the man tabbed to replace the legendary Roy Williams, but would also be tasked with leading his beloved program through some of the craziest changes that college sports has ever seen.

The likes of Dean Smith, Bill Guthridge, and even Roy Williams didn't have to deal with the world of Name, Image & Likeness (NIL) or the wild transfer portal.

Of course, no one cares about all the factors a head coach deals with: the only thing that matters is the coach's record. Through his first 100 games at the helm, Davis is in a rather good spot in terms of that.

Davis has led the Tar Heels to a 71-29 record over his first 100 games as the UNC basketball program's head coach. To put things into perspective, Bill Guthridge led the Tar Heels to 75 wins over his first 100 games, while Roy Williams, who had prior big-time head coaching experience under his belt, pulled off 77 wins in that same span.

Although plenty of people have called for his job through his early tenure with the program, the numbers don't lie: Davis is right up there with some rather notable former UNC basketball coaches.

The landscape of college basketball has drastically changed, and Davis has not only had to learn how to be a head coach (something he never did prior) but also manage all the other aspects that the job brings about.

Based on the early results, Davis has done a daggum job at the helm for the UNC basketball program, as if the first 100 games of this era indicate anything, it simply shows that Davis is certainly on the right track for future success.

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