Former star Sean May joins UNC basketball staff

North Carolina's Sean May waves to the crowd as UNC celebrates their 75-70 over Illinois in the NCAA championship game Monday, April 4, 2005 (Eric Gay)

Former North Carolina national champion Sean May joined the UNC basketball staff, Inside Carolina reports.

May will be the assistant to the director of player development for the upcoming season.

"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," said May.

"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."

In a statement, Coach Roy Williams said, "Sean is one of the smartest players I have ever coached."

May was a crucial part of the 2005 National Championship team during his junior year, winning not only Sports Illustrated's National Player of the Year but the Final Four MVP.

He was selected 13th overall by Charlotte in the 2005 NBA draft and played four years in the league before playing five seasons overseas.

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