North Carolina men’s basketball coach Roy Williams (pictured right) has begun recovering from surgery Wednesday to remove a tumor from his right kidney and is expected to be on the sideline when the season starts. The coach might need another operation to remove another tumor from his left kidney. It’s unclear how much time the 62-year-old Williams will miss leading up to the start of preseason practice Oct. 13. In a news release, the school said doctors discovered the tumor during a physical earlier this month. The release also said Williams underwent a 31/2-hour procedure. The severity of the tumor that was removed is unknown and team spokesman Matt Bowers said test results could be back in about a week.
– Associated Press