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No, Dean Smith's gift is not an NCAA violation
A report from Forbes published on Saturday questioned whether the NCAA might find Dean Smith's legacy gift to former players a violation. Wait, what? That's...

Kenny Smith on special relationship with Dean Smith (video)
Kenny Smith talks about the special relationship legendary coach Dean Smith had with his student-athletes...

Kuester, Shaver touched by gesture from Dean Smith
John Kuester and his wife, Tricia, stopped at their mailbox Thursday afternoon in Cary, N.C. That’s when they saw what Kuester called "something very special...

George Karl amazed by the kindness of his former coach Dean Smith
When George Karl heard about Dean Smith’s latest act of kindness, the one that came long after he was gone and involved a $200 check...

Matt Doherty, Richard Vinroot: Dean Smith was a better man than coach
Shaking my head saying even after the man has passed away," said former player Matt Doherty. "He's still reaching out to his former players." Less...

Dave Colescott 'blown away' by Dean Smith letter
Dave Colescott nearly threw the letter away thinking it was junk mail. But Colescott, a former player at North Carolina who played for the late...

Dean Smith’s Legacy Reaches Central Iowa
Steve Krafcisin played one season at North Carolina before transferring closer to home at Iowa. The emotions of opening a letter from the late, Dean...

Dean Smith remembers players in will
Dean Smith got a chance to thank his players one last time. The former North Carolina coach, who died last month at 83, directed his...

A Gift from Coach Smith
Shortly after Dean Smith’s passing on Feb. 7, all of his former lettermen received a simple request. “They asked us to update our addresses,” said...

Dean Smith requested $200 be sent to each of his former players in will
The late Dean Smith, who died last month, willed his trust to send $200 to each of his former North Carolina basketball players, Tim Breedlove,...

Video: Michael Jordan reflects on Dean Smith in new Showtime doc
Showtime Sports will debut a new documentary about former North Carolina coach Dean Smith on Wednesday night, at 9 p.m. ET. The doc is set...

Dean Smith: TV Schedule and Preview for Showtime Documentary
(Note: The article states that it's been "nearly a decade" since Dean Smith retired, and that he coached 27 years at UNC. Smith retired in...

Tracking the Big Six Tournament Coaches
With UNC's two wins in Jacksonville to return to the Sweet Sixteen, Roy Williams notched his 750th career victory, becoming only the 14th Division I...

Grantland's Mark Titus: I can’t believe so many people think Roy Williams is bad at his job
Williams is 25-0 in the first round of the NCAA tournament, he’s tied with Dean Smith for second all-time in tournament wins, he’s won two...

Extra Points: Back on the Hill
Mack Brown has returned to Chapel Hill three times in 2015, first for a wedding, then for a memorial service for Dean Smith and just...

Video: Roy Williams, Marcus Paige Post-Arkansas Press Conference
Marcus Paige scored 20 of his game-high 22 points in the 2nd half to lead the Tar Heels to the 87-78 win over Arkansas in...

Recent wave of sports deaths all too real for Sam Perkins
The calls have become disturbingly normal. Too many times this year, Sam Perkins has answered his phone, learned of a death from his basketball past...

Tar Heels’ run is fitting this year
Yet here is UNC on the cusp of a championship game that will be played one month and one week since Dean Smith died. The...

A walk down ACC memory lane with Dean Smith, Jim Valvano, and Mike Krzyzewski (video)
It's a sports-themed 1980s promo from WRAL-TV of Raleigh in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Come for the bad hair and Lee Greenwood wearing...

Art’s Angle: In The Zone
The absolutely coolest thing occurred at halftime of the UNC-Louisville game when the Coliseum showed a tribute to Dean Smith that most UNC fans have...

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