More than two decades ago, Bob McKillop, his wife, Kathy, and their three young children - Kerrin, Matt and Brendan - picked up their lives in New York and moved to Davidson.
This year, all three McKillop men - Bob, 59, Matt, 27, and Brendan, 22 - will play a prominent role in Davidson basketball.
Bob enters his 22nd year as head coach, Matt is in his third season as an assistant and Brendan is in his senior year and is the starting point guard and co-captain for the Wildcats.
"We always talk about the Davidson basketball team being a family, but for Brendan and I, I think it is easier to see that," said Matt.
"Davidson basketball has been a part of our lives every day for the past 20-some years."
During Bob's time at Davidson College, he has witnessed a lot of changes and has been through the highs and the lows.
"When I started here at Davidson, there weren't too many boys who wanted to be Davidson basketball players when they grew up," said Bob.
"But Matt and Brendan literally grew up with the program. They lived and died with every game. They cried after every loss, and they celebrated every win. That commitment cemented a love for the program that I think very few people have."
This season may be the last Bob, Brendan and Matt spend together in the same basketball program, as the youngest McKillop enters his final season as a player.
"Being on the Davidson basketball team has been a dream come true for me," he said. "It's hard to believe that (my senior season) is here. The past three years have flown by. Right now, I'm trying to take advantage of every second I have left here as a student and a player."
All three McKillops have taken advantage of their time at Davidson.
Bob is the winningest coach in Wildcat basketball history with 383 wins. He won't be alone on the bench as Matt, one of his four assistant coaches, is just starting to come into his own as a coach after being a key part of the program as a player from 2003 to 2006.
Matt's Davidson teams won 77 games and went to an NIT and NCAA tournament.
Brendan has followed in the footsteps of his brother, already winning 73 games, and has also made trips to the NCAA and NIT tournaments.
Brendan admits that he had to think long and hard about whether he should play for his father, until speaking to Matt.
"He told me that no coach in the country would work harder to make me a better player than my father," said Brendan. "Four years later, he was right. (Dad) pushes you to another level. It's rough at times to be the coach's son, but in the end, it has all been worth it and then some."
After last season's 16-15 mark, Brendan, his father and brother are looking for bigger and better things.
"Last season was painful after all the success we've had lately," said Brendan, who is the lone senior on this year's team. "We are just looking forward to getting back on the court and getting back to level of success that Davidson is known for."
While the McKillops get along great most of the time, they also certainly have their moments when Bob has had to challenge his sons on the court, and they have also questioned their father. Matt has the advantage of having spent time on both sides of the equation, as a player and coach.
"Matt is the balancing act on our team and in our family," said Bob. "He keeps me from going at Brendan or the other players too hard. I've also been known to bring the job home and talk about basketball at the dinner table. Matt won't have that. He isn't afraid to tell me that I can't talk about a backdoor cut while we're eating."
The Wildcats travel to Philadelphia to kick off their season against the University of Pennsylvania in the Palestra in their season opener Nov. 13.
For Bob, Matt and Brendan, the upcoming season will be a time to remember regardless of what the record books show. However, all three hope to end this chapter of the McKillop family history on a strong note.
"There's no doubt that this year is going to be a special time for our family," said Bob.
"I think I've been very fortunate to not only watch my sons grow as young men, but also as Davidson basketball players. There are not too many families that get the opportunities to do what we have done."