Williams made a dig about Gottlieb wearing his shorts backwards during a 1999 game between Kansas and Oklahoma State. Here’s what he was talking about:
Williams’s rant brought back memories of his 2003 interview with Bonnie Bernstein of CBS Sports. Immediately after Kansas’s loss to Syracuse in the NCAA tournament title game, Berstein asked Williams about his level of interest in the opening at North Carolina. Williams responded with a profanity, saying he didn’t care about the Tar Heels job.
He left for Chapel Hill less than two months later.