Hubert Davis (born May 17, 1970) is an American college basketball coach and former professional player who is the head coach of the North Carolina Tar Heels men's team. Before his coaching career, Davis played for North Carolina from 1988–1992 and in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the New York Knicks, Toronto Raptors, Dallas Mavericks, Washington Wizards, Detroit Pistons, and New Jersey Nets from 1992 to 2004. He holds the franchise single-season and career three-point field goal shooting percentage records for both the Knicks and the Mavericks.
Early life and education
Davis was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and grew up in Burke, Virginia. He attended Lake Braddock Secondary School, where he averaged 28.0 points per game his senior year. He went on to the University of North Carolina, where he holds the record for the highest career three-point percentage in school history. In his junior year, he helped lead the team to its first Final Four appearance since winning the national championship in 1982. Davis graduated in 1992 with a degree in Criminal Justice.
Davis was selected 20th overall by the New York Knicks in the 1992 NBA Draft. He played for the Knicks for four seasons, averaging 8.1 points per game. He was then traded to the Toronto Raptors, where he played for one season. He also played for the Dallas Mavericks, Washington Wizards, Detroit Pistons, and New Jersey Nets before retiring from the NBA in 2004.
After retiring from the NBA, Davis joined ESPN as a college basketball analyst. He served as an analyst for nine seasons before being hired as the head coach of the North Carolina Tar Heels in 2021. In his first season as head coach, Davis led the Tar Heels to a 29-9 record and a berth in the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Tournament.
Hubert Davis is a highly respected figure in the basketball world. He is known for his work ethic, his dedication to the game, and his positive attitude. He is also a role model for young people, both on and off the court.