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A look at 1993 UNC basketball
Dean Smith never revealed who his favorite this or that was, they were all in the same place in his heart and mind, or so...

Video: Dean Smith's Widow & Roy Williams React to New Dean Smith Award
Dean Smith made such an important impact off the court that a new award is being named after him. Linnea Smith and UNC men's basketball...

Video: Dean Smith Award Created
The United States Basketball Writers Association and the University of North Carolina jointly announced Wednesday the creation of an award to honor the late Dean...

A look at 1972 UNC basketball
Dean Smith broke from his policy of not bringing in junior college transfers prior to the 1971-72 season because he had a major need. Originally,...

Journalists to honor Dean Smith with award
The United States Basketball Writers Association and the University of North Carolina jointly announced today the creation of an award to honor the late Dean...

Turner's Take: For Jason
The familiar sounds of bouncing basketballs, squeaking shoes and screeching whistles echoed through the Dean Smith Center Saturday morning. Lindy Clark watched from the concourse...

A look back at 1976 UNC basketball
Dean Smith was the U.S. Olympic basketball coach and four of his players - Walter Davis, Phil Ford, Tommy LaGarde, and Mitch Kupchak - made...

David Chadwick, pastor and former UNC player, on his new book about Dean Smith
David Chadwick played for Dean Smith at North Carolina from 1968-71, back in the relatively early portion of Smith’s tenure at UNC. Now, more than...

NC House Honors Dean Smith
The North Carolina House of Representatives unanimously passed a resolution honoring the life of Dean Smith on Wednesday. Coach Smith’s wife Linnea and daughter Kristen...

NC lawmakers honor Tar Heel legend Dean Smith
Legislators in both North Carolina’s House and the Senate honored the life and legacy of the late Dean Smith Wednesday. The former men’s basketball coach...

NC leaders to honor Dean Smith with new resolution
Legendary basketball coach Dean Smith will be honored by North Carolina lawmakers Wednesday when they pass a joint resolution honoring his memory. This will be...

One of Dean Smith's top recruiting classes will gather to honor coach
Five lifelong friends and their wives will meet in UNC’s Alumni Center for lunch on Wednesday. They could think of no better way to honor...

Education and social work dear to Dean Smith’s heart
Dean Smith, the son of public school teachers and the husband of a social worker, knew the importance of the fields of education and social...

Martin Brinkley chosen as 14th Dean of UNC School of Law
Martin H. Brinkley ’92, a partner in the law firm of Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan, L.L.P. in Raleigh, North Carolina, will be...

On the bench with Coach Dean Smith
From 1985 to 1987, Coach Dean Smith entrusted Adam Fleishman ’87 ’91 (M.B.A.) to manage Carolina basketball teams that included Tar Heel greats Kenny Smith,...

UNC basketball road homecoming games: A brief and incomplete history
And so the tradition of the road homecoming game – one that began, like so many others, under Dean Smith – will continue after something...

Dean Smith's inherent goodness led to his greatness
Dean Smith had an incredible memory. His players and coaching staff all said that, and he used it for much more than maximizing his team’s...

Thanks for the Memories: Chapel Hill Magazine Readers Remember Dean Smith
Chapel Hill Magazine readers share their remembrances of - and personal photos with - the late, great Dean Smith. (Pages 10-11 of publication)...

Honoring Bill Guthridge like 'trying to describe a sunset,' former UNC basketball manager says
Dr. Dan Veazey, a Hendersonville native who served as a basketball manager at UNC under coach Dean Smith and longtime assistant Bill Guthridge, was one...

Bill Guthridge: Basketball Royalty
He played against Oscar Robertson, recruited Michael Jordan and coached with Dean Smith. That is as close to basketball royalty as anyone could come. As...

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