This may be the year that we can see how good of a coach Roy is.
The best coaches mold their strategies to fit the strengths of their players. All of Roy's previous teams have had high motor guards who can push the tempo and the depth to stay fresh in a run and gun style.
While this UNC team is still very deep there is a noticeable lack of depth and experience when it comes to ball handling.
The decision Roy must make early in the season is whether he would be better served to stay with his current style or slow his tempo up to help minimize ball handling issues and maximize the huge advantage his front court has over virtually every other school.
A switch in philosophy would limit exposing the weaknesses of the guards. But it could be a detriment on the defensive end of the floor. Having a slower tempo means relying more on sound defense. If the defense isn't good it will give teams more opportunities to stay in the game and have a chance to win at the end.
Roy needs to study this team very thoroughly in his early practices. If the guards are progressing slowly and the defense looks sharp then he may want to seriously consider slowing his game pacing. If the young guards are quick studies or their defense is suspect it may make more sense to keep running and gunning and hope that they learn with experience.
Only time will tell which philosophy will work better. I just hope that Roy stays open minded and remains willing to make adjustments to give this UNC team the best chance of cutting down the nets next April.