Hubert Davis' connections to North Carolina have touched just about everything in his life.
He played under late Hall of Famer Dean Smith before a 12-year NBA career. He coached under another Hall of Famer in Roy Williams. The program ties even reach into his family as the nephew of 1970s program great Walter Davis.
Now the 51-year-old first-time head coach - who took over after Williams' retirement in April - is operating as a bridge from No. 19 UNC's tradition-rich past to its future.