North Carolina basketball is welcoming back one of its former greats.

Sean May, who was the Most Outstanding Player on the Tar Heels’ 2005 national championship team, is reuniting with his former head coach, Roy Williams. May will be the assistant to the director of player development for North Carolina, and judging by this Instagram post, he seems pretty stoked.

“I've always been interested in coaching in college basketball so it makes perfect sense for me to get started along that path at the place it all began for me,” May says. “Over the last couple of summers I've talked with Coach Williams about pursuing coaching as my next career. After 10 years of playing professionally I felt this was the perfect time for me to start working on my next career. “Fortunately for me, Coach Williams is giving me the opportunity to do it at a place that means so much to me, which allows me to learn and develop under someone who taught me so much about the game of basketball. I'm excited to be coming home!” #Repost @uncbasketball with @repostapp. ・・・ 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 said he has long been interested in college coaching. He said 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 said 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.

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May was one of the most dominating post presences in college basketball during his prime, and he could have a profound impact on the North Carolina program 10 years later.

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Joe Boozell has been a college basketball writer for since 2015. His work has also appeared in Bleacher Report, and Joe’s claim to fame since joining he’s predicted the correct national championship game twice… and picked the wrong winner both times. Growing up, Joe squared off against both Anthony Davis and Frank Kaminsky in the Chicagoland basketball scene. You can imagine how that went.

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