Virginia head coach Tony Bennett answers a question during Wednesday's Atlantic Coast Conference men's basketball media day in Charlotte, North Carolina. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
Virginia coach Tony Bennett is excited to work with new Cavaliers athletic director Carla Williams, and not just because she's a skilled administrator.
Bennett is thrilled that Williams played college ball at Georgia in the late 1980s and left there as one of the top 10 scorers in school history.
"She can hoop, she can score, she can guard," Bennett said Wednesday at ACC media day. "I heard she can defend, so I'm all in. If she wasn't a good defender, I might have some doubts. But she can guard the ball."
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Williams was introduced as AD on Monday, taking over for Craig Littlepage, who announced his retirement last month. Williams, a former Georgia deputy athletic director, is the first African-American woman to lead a Power Five athletic department.
Bennett is looking forward to getting to know Williams better. He said he received calls from others who worked with her telling him how she was a talented leader and a humble person.
"My first impression was that she was really good," Bennett said.