From the Inside Flap
"Only those who have the patience to do simple things perfectly will acquire the skills to do difficult things easily." --Thought for the Day, March 22, 2005, Carolina practice plan At the start of the 2005 season, the North Carolina Tar Heels were a talented yet dysfunctional team made up of gifted yet unfocused athletes. Head coach Roy Williams had his work cut out: to piece the team back together and to inspire them to use their adversity as the surest path to victory. "How else could it have ended?" reflected forward Jawad Williams. "We've been the lowest and now we're the highest." On April 4, 2005, Carolina defeated Michigan State in the Championship Finals.LED BY THEIR DREAMS, a celebration of the Tar Heels 2005 season, features interviews with the players and coach Roy Williams. It also includes Williams's famous inspirational quotes--his "Thoughts for the Day"--which often foretold something about to happen and always served to push the team toward better teamwork, and, ultimately, the championship.With full-color photos throughout, postseason notes, a list of the honors and awards received by players Raymond Felton, Sean May, Jackie Manuel, Rashad McCants, Jawad Williams, and Marvin Williams, and a DVD of the season's highlights, this is the ultimate book for fans to remember the best team of 2005 and their return to glory.
About the Author
Adam Lucas is the publisher of Tar Heel Monthly, a newsletter that covers all University of North Carolina sports. He is author of Going Home Again, the story of Roy Williams and his return to coach the Tar Heels, published by The Lyons Press in 2004.
Steve Kirschner is the associate athletic director for communications at the University of North Carolina.
Matt Bowers is the assistant director of athletic communications at the university.