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Video: Roy Williams Remembers Dean Smith at Memorial Service
During the public memorial service for legendary coach Dean Smith, North Carolina head coach Roy Williams honored Smith's longtime assistant Bill Guthridge and shared a...

Lucas: Family Weekend
As anyone with a family knows, no one can fight like family, because no one knows exactly where to hit you like family. But no...

Jim Calhoun Remembers Dean Smith: 'Father Figure'
As a a young coach at Northeastern, Jim Calhoun was always looking for the best college basketball minds. In the early 1970s, he made a...

For UNC’s Bill Guthridge, the memories are fading away
On the day before Dean Smith's funeral, Bill Guthridge, Smith's longtime assistant and friend, tried to put into words the relationship they shared, but he...

Video: Former Friends and Opponents Share Stories of Dean Smith
Raycom Sports brings you more perspective on the life of Dean Smith. Charlie Scott, Phil Ford, Mike Krzyzewski, Mike Gminski, Bill Guthridge, Reverend Robert Seymour...

Dean Smith's influence felt strongly at UNC
The final season guard Hubert Davis played in the NBA was with the Detroit Pistons, who were in town to play against Michael Jordan during...

Pace: The View From The Bench
Two former Tar Heel basketball managers several years ago queried their fellow managers from the coaching regimes of Dean Smith and Bill Guthridge for anecdotes...

Larry Brown recalls UNC head coaching situation
In the December 8th, 2014 issue of Sport Illustrated, current SMU head basketball coach and UNC alum Larry Brown recalled what transpired after Bill Guthridge...

Williams, Doherty spoke with investigators; Rashad McCants did not
UNC coach Roy Williams and former UNC coach Matt Doherty both spoke with investigators looking into academic fraud centered around AFAM paper classes. But Rashad...

Ranking the NCAA Tournament coaches by playing career, 1-68
There is virtually no connection between playing ability and coaching ability, as the list below lays bare. To wit: 45. Roy Williams, North Carolina --...

Walking Through the Hall with a Legend
Bill Guthridge pushes button No. 6. The television screen hanging from the ceiling comes to life, and then, magic...The aging coach travels back three decades...

Michael Jordan recruiting letters found in storage locker up for auction
A storage locker bought by a man in North Carolina has never been featured on a popular television reality show, but its contents, including some...

Dan Veazey, Dave Hart compile memories of Dean Smith era
Dan Veazey was on the bench when Carolina was 8 points down with 17 seconds to go. Dave Hart was there when Michael Jordan hit...

Dean Smith Receives Presidential Medal of Freedom
North Carolina coaching legend Dean Smith was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in a ceremony at the White House on Tuesday. Smith's wife, Linnea...

Lucas: An American Hero
Today at 11 a.m., 16 Americans will receive the nation's highest civilian honor. Dean Smith will not attend, but his wife and children will represent...

Dean Smith’s courage
Bill Guthridge struggles to put his feelings into words. Every week, he sees his longtime friend and former boss in the office, as he has...

Brad Frederick Is Back In Blue
When Brad Frederick graduated from UNC in 1999, his coach, Bill Guthridge, told him: "Go away for a few years, and hopefully you'll have the...

Coach Calder: Tar Heels Will Fight For Coach Hatchell
A teary-eyed Andrew Calder discussed his assumption of the lead on-court coaching role in lieu of Sylvia Hatchell stepping away for an indefinite period to...

Kirschner: A Historical Day
It was Wednesday, October 8, 1997, seven days before the first practice of what was to be Dean Smith's 37th year as head coach. Coach...

Tudor: It's clear now that Dean Smith retired too early
In retrospect, Dean Smith’s premature exit was a mistake on all fronts. Bill Guthridge was completely content in the role of a lifetime assistant and...

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