Former Tar Heels player May joins UNC basketball staff

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) North Carolina is adding former Tar Heels player and Final Four most outstanding player Sean May to its basketball staff as assistant to the director of player development.

In a statement from the school, May says he has long been interested in college coaching. He says the job will help him “get started along that path at the place it all began for me” after playing professionally for a decade in the NBA and overseas.

Coach Roy Williams says May is “one of the smartest players I have ever coached” and that the job would give him the opportunity to learn from UNC’s coaches.

May led the Tar Heels to the 2005 NCAA championship after averaging 22.3 points and 10.7 rebounds in that year’s tournament.