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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 one can come together like family, either. So it was fitting that on Sunday afternoon it was Roy Williams who prompted the crowd to give a standing ovation to Bill Guthridge. Those two had their differences when Williams decided not to return to Carolina in 2000. But there was too much history to let it linger. (GoHeels.com)

The Dean Smith Memorial Celebration

On a Sunday afternoon that radiated warmth after a week of ice and snow, around 10,000 fans and hundreds of former lettermen and friends of the Carolina basketball family came to bid a final farewell to Dean Smith at a memorial celebration in the building that bears his name on Sunday. (Tar Heel Blog)

Pointing to Coach Smith

The Dean E. Smith Center, the banners hung within, and the wins and championships the arena was built upon were secondary on Sunday to the man the building was named for nearly 30 years ago. Current and former players and coaches, friends and family, national and state leaders, and thousands of fans filed into the Smith Center on Sunday afternoon for Dean Smith’s public memorial service. (Inside Carolina)

Video: A Celebration of the Life of Dean E. Smith

The University of North Carolina celebrated the life of Dean Smith Sunday as former players, coaches, fans, family and school administrators gathered in the building bearing Smith's name to remember the coaching legend: View Video...

Fans, players attend public memorial for former UNC coach Dean Smith

Fans, former players and coaching colleagues gathered Sunday to honor the late Dean Smith. The school held a public memorial service for the retired Hall of Famer in the campus arena bearing his name, drawing thousands of fans to pay their respects to the coach whose career made him not only the face of the university and a coaching innovator but also a civil-rights advocate. (NCAA.com)

For Dean Smith, team was more important than talent

Phil Ford’s watch may read 4:18 p.m., but your clock will tell you the time is really 4:08 p.m. “I’m 59 now, but that’s still left over from Coach Smith,” Ford said “That was Coach Smith’s most important principle -- I’m not more important than anyone else. Being late says your time is more important than my time.” (WRAL Sports Fan)

Photos: Carolina's Four Corners versus Georgia Tech

Three photos of Carolina's Four Corners against Georgia Tech: Roy Williams signaling the play from the bench, Marcus Paige calling the play on the court, and a remarkable shot taken from the rafters as the play developed.

Audio: Coach Smith discussing his first win

Dean Smith talks about his first win as head coach at Carolina, including something very important that he forgot to bring to the game. (Audioboom)

Dean’s way is the right way

In 1982, the NCAA had 22 watches and UNC had 23 team members. David Hart, as the youngest manager, was left out. Arriving back in Chapel Hill, an assistant coach asked David to go see Coach Smith. When David found him, Coach Smith told him how much he appreciated his hard work and gave David his national championship watch. (Asheville Citizen-Times)

A 1-on-1 interview with Dean Smith — and a mop

The "story" was North Carolina senior forward Dave Popson, a local high school standout (in Wilkes Barre about 20 minutes south of Scranton). He was a Tar Heels starter, playing just three hours from home and now he's just two wins away from the Final Four. My "don't come back unless you get this" instruction was a 1-on-1 interview with Dean Smith. (The News-Press)

A Basketball Mind in Tune With the Social Fabric

For the longest time, the only thing I knew about Dean Smith was his dreaded four corners offense, the system he popularized as the men’s basketball coach at North Carolina....It turned out, though, that Smith was more than a great coach with an irksome system. People I respected began to tell me about Smith’s civil rights consciousness, and its deep roots. (New York Times)

Every College Coach Should Aspire to Be Like Dean Smith

Winning breeds a fog where all flaws are forgiven. Smart, driven, charismatic coaches deserve our respect, but not outright adulation. We make simply make too much of college coaches. Dean Smith, however, always seemed like the exception. (TIME)

Dean Smith’s Pardon Letter for Wilmington Ten Revealed

While many know of how Dean Smith recruited Charlie Scott as the first African-American to play ACC basketball in the ‘60’s, it has never been revealed, until now, that Dean Smith also tried to use his considerable influence with Gov. James B. Hunt in 1977 to secure pardons for ten wrongly convicted civil rights activists known as “the Wilmington Ten.” (Winston-Salem Chronicle)

Dean Smith’s gift: ‘He made you feel special,’ rival coaches say

It was halftime, and Les Robinson’s East Tennessee State team was getting drilled by the North Carolina Tar Heels, slogging its way to a 118-65 loss and a 7-21 season in 1987. A frustrated Robinson exited the locker room to find Dean Smith in the hallway, smoking his usual halftime cigarette. “Les,” the legendary UNC coach said, “I’m sorry about this. Is there anything I can do?” (Charleston Post and Courier)

Coach Smith - Rivalry & Respect

My sports marketing career began in Charlottesville at UVA in the late-70s. That's where I became one of those ABC fans - anybody but Carolina. But today you might say I'm a recovering ABCer, because I was won over by Dean Smith's progressive faith and politics as well as his generosity. It began in 2003 with the ALS Association's "Field of Dreams Gala." (Durham Baseball Notes)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 74
Villanova: 77
Mon, Apr 4 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. UNC Pembroke
Fri, Nov 4, TBD

UNC @ Tulane
Fri, Nov 11, TBD

UNC vs. Chattanooga
Sun, Nov 13, TBD

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Standings
(3) North Carolina14-433-7
(4) Virginia13-529-8
(10) Miami13-527-8
(16) Louisville12-623-8
Notre Dame11-724-11
(19) Duke11-725-11
Virginia Tech10-820-15
Georgia Tech8-1021-15
Florida State8-1020-14
NC State5-1316-17
Wake Forest2-1611-20
Boston College0-187-25

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