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Three Things: A Letter From Coach Smith
The letter, now 34 years old, hangs in the Carolina Basketball Museum. There are typos and handwritten notes, and Dean Smith didn’t sign it—all indications...

Inside the playbook: UNC basketball and the vaunted secondary break
The secondary break is more a philosophy than it is a play type for UNC basketball. It may not (yet) have a Chapel Hill-based restaurant...

Video: Michael Jordan UNC Highlights Narrated by Dean Smith
Watch some of Michael Jordan's best plays during his 1983-1984 National Player of the Year season at North Carolina. Dean Smith and Woody Durham narrate...

November 29, 1982: Frank Deford's Sports Illustrated article on Dean Smith
Most everybody assumed that the ball would go to James Worthy or Sam Perkins, but Dean Smith figured that Georgetown would try to deny the...

Video: Michael Jordan Archives - Hidden Gem Dunk at UNC
Michael Jordan, one of the most dominant players in NBA history, and former Tar Heel, he had a flair for greatness when drove to the...

UNC Doctoral Hooding commencement: Beginning of a ‘great responsibility’
After years of research, teaching and training, nearly 300 doctoral candidates closed out their Carolina careers May 13 at the Dean E. Smith Center. As...

Roy Williams never imagined topping Dean Smith’s legacy
Roy Williams never dreamed this could happen. Back in 1982, as an assistant under legendary coach Dean Smith at the University of North Carolina, Williams...

Lucas: Year One
During summer workouts with the Utah Jazz, Marcus Paige was approached by Utah assistant Tony Lang, who played at Duke. Lang frequently talked about how...

Awards Handed Out At UNC's Annual Basketball Banquet
Justin Jackson, the 18th consensus first-team All-America in UNC history, and the third Tar Heel to win ACC Player of the Year and win an...

Third national title defines, rather than validates Roy Williams' legacy
Roy Williams is an emotional man to begin with. But just mention the name of his mentor and coaching inspiration Dean Smith and his eyes...

Tar Heels produced notebook, not textbook, basketball
The last two wins were seat-of-the-pants game plans by the coach who still has the notebooks from his days of watching Dean Smith run practices...

Lucas: Hooked
We all remember when we were hooked. The team that made me fall in love with Carolina basketball was the 1986-87 squad. They had Dean...

A look back: Chris Webber’s untimely timeout helps seal UNC’s NCAA title win
North Carolina won its sixth NCAA championship Monday with a 76-69 victory against Gonzaga. Twenty-four years before that, on April 5, 1993, another UNC team,...

Audio: Roy Williams Interview on Dean Smith and Monday's Championship
Shortly after leading UNC to its third NCAA Championship in 13 seasons, Roy Williams joined The David Glenn Show. Williams discussed his former mentor Dean...

Returning to campus, Roy Williams and Tar Heels continue celebration
A live stream of the plane landing at Raleigh-Durham Airport flashed across the video screens inside the Dean Smith Center, and nearly 20,000 fans roared...

10 compelling stats from North Carolina's win over Gonzaga
Roy Williams won his third national title as the Tar Heels' head coach, one more than his mentor, the legendary Dean Smith. Remarkably, Williams (398-115)...

Jubilant UNC fans welcome home national champs
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill welcomed home the national champion Tar Heels Tuesday evening with a party of thousands at the Dean...

David Chadwick: The 3 key things Dean Smith taught Roy Williams
I had the privilege of playing basketball for UNC in the 1970s. I had the special privilege of playing for Coach Dean Smith, a Hall...

Video: Roy Williams & Dean Smith - UNC Basketball's Legendary Coaches
Roy Williams takes a moment to emotionally reflect on winning his third national championship as it relates to his mentor Dean Smith's accomplishments. Williams joins...

Roy Williams humbly passes Dean Smith, joins elite coaching company
Roy Williams was simply not having it. Williams will never see himself as measuring up to his former boss, longtime mentor and dear friend. "I...

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