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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...

Larry Brown still trying to please mentor Dean Smith
Larry Brown last played for former North Carolina coach Dean Smith 52 years ago, but he's still trying to please his mentor. While he was...

From UNC to Hall of Fame under Dean Smith
UNC has honored the jerseys of 35 former players in the rafters at the Dean E. Smith Center. Among that group, five who played for...

SMU routs UConn, pays tribute to Larry Brown's mentor, Dean Smith
Still mourning his former coach and mentor, SMU coach Larry Brown received a lift from his team Saturday night: a 73-55 rout of defending national...

Larry Brown feels loss of Dean Smith: ‘He’s meant everything to me’
When Roy Williams called Larry Brown on Sunday to make sure he knew about Dean Smith’s death, they talked about the impact of their late...

Dean Smith: 83 years of caring and giving, a legacy of selflessness
Each time Larry Brown encountered someone in North Carolina's vast basketball fraternity this season, he spoke of the importance of a large gathering of former...

Larry Fedora On Passing Of Dean Smtih
UNC head football coach Larry Fedora: "My deepest condolences and prayers are with the Smith family at this time. Coach Smith was a Tar Heel...

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...

Tar Heels Welcome 10 Early Football Enrollees
Larry Fedora announced the enrollment of 10 student-athletes to campus on Wednesday, the first day of classes in Chapel Hill. Nine of the 10 graduated...

Javontay Smith: 'I Committed Right Away'
Javontay Smith, a 2016 safety from Columbus (Ga.) Carver, committed to North Carolina on Wednesday. “Coach [Larry] Fedora called my coach and put me on...

Calipari: Dean Smith was the original players-first coach
When I went to Dean Smith’s basketball camp as a counselor and began to work for Larry Brown, who played and coached under Dean Smith,...

The coaching tree from Naismith to Popovich
This graphic via Reddit shows how to trace the professional lineage of Spurs coach Gregg Popovich's coaching tree all the way back to the inventor...

From Dean Smith to Gregg Popovich, Larry Brown has extensive ties
Larry Brown, 73, has had a long coaching career, and in that time, he's grown quite the coaching tree. Take a look at the people...

Wedding bells can wait, Sean Tapley has a game to play
North Carolina wide receiver Sean Tapley got engaged to his girlfriend, fellow UNC junior Britney Smith, on Tuesday night. So Tar Heels coach Larry Fedora...

Larry Brown Explains Why He Never Got the UNC Job
Thirteen years ago amid the chaos of the 2000 coaching search, Larry Brown wanted the North Carolina job and Dean Smith wanted Brown to have...

Weekend Watch: October 12-14
Basketball's Late Night with Roy is back for the tenth year. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Dean E. Smith Center. If...

UNC walk-ons filling key offensive roles
North Carolina track star Roy Smith doesn’t have a football bio but after Saturday’s debut against Elon there is bound to be one in the...

UNC receiving corps gets help from lacrosse, track teams
Although veteran scholarship players Erik Highsmith, Jheranie Boyd and Sean Tapley will get the bulk of the work during Saturday’s season opener against Elon, UNC...

Jerry Stackhouse Ready For Coaching
Jerry Stackhouse may be on the brink of wrapping up his fine 16-year pro career to pursue a career in coaching, either in the pros...

Tudor: Job-jumping saga of Larry Brown started at Davidson
By time the 2012-13 basketball season begins, Larry Brown will be 72 years old. Dean Smith, the person most responsible for Brown becoming a coach,...

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