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Brad Daugherty on Dean Smith: ‘I learned more about life...from him than about basketball’

Brad Daugherty, former UNC player, former NBA star, and now ESPN college basketball analyst and part-owner of JTG Daugherty Racing: “When I got to the NBA, coach Smith would always look at what kind of watch I was wearing – he wanted to make sure I wore a Timex instead of a Rolex. He preached humility. I tried to emulate Coach in my everyday life. I learned more about life and being compassionate from him than about basketball.” (Charlotte Observer)

Charlie Scott: ‘It’s A Sad Day For Society’ (audio)

On Sunday, Feb. 8 former University of North Carolina basketball player Charlie Scott stopped by CBS Sports Radio to discuss his memories of his former coach Dean Smith with Marc Malusis. Smith passed away at the age of 83 on Saturday night. Smith was one of the most iconic coaches in the history of men’s basketball and served as the head coach of the Tar Heels for 36 years from 1961-97. (CBS Sports)

Remembering Dean Smith

The Carolina community was shocked on Sunday to hear of the passing of Dean Smith, the legendary UNC basketball coach whose legacy extended far beyond the court. (Chapelboro.com)

Dean Smith's influence impossible to define

It wasn't necessary to grow up in North Carolina or diligently follow college basketball to recognize Dean Smith. For so many, he was synonymous with the sport throughout his 36 years coaching the Tar Heels. Two NCAA Championships, 11 Final Fours and 13 Atlantic Coast Conference tournament titles -- the consistency of success not only elevated the program to elite status, but it also helped define the ACC. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Powell Latimer: A call from Dean Smith for 'Mr. Latimer'

Dean Smith once called my cell phone to talk, 44 years later, about one of the worst nights of his coaching career. I was only 9 when Smith retired from coaching, but I grew up well-versed in his legend, as anyone born and raised in North Carolina would. I saw him only a handful of times while in college, usually as he was shuffling around the Smith Center. (Greensboro News & Record)

Carolina Family mourns Dean Smith

They gathered at the building that bears his name and shared memories about him, told stories about him, shed tears over him. Dean Smith was gone, the day people long dreaded was here, and members of his Carolina family mourned together at the Smith Center. (Chapel Hill News)

"I Do Believe in Praising That Which Deserves to be Praised..."

Dean Smith was an educator, and I feel like his job was to educate everyone, not just his team. He would teach fans sportsmanship, preach about doing the right thing because it's the right thing, trying to impart humility in a world that was increasingly becoming "me first." He taught everyone that Family is Family, not just when they are good to you, but that everyone is important and brings a contribution. (Intimate Thoughts of Al Hood)

Dean Smith's NBA dominance

Dean Smith’s death was the top story on NBA.com Sunday morning even though Smith never coached a single game in the league. That editorial decision is a reflection of Smith’s pervasive influence on the NBA, a greater impact than any other college coach. At North Carolina, Smith coached five of the top 55 scorers in NBA history, and three of the NBA's top 25 in coaching victories. (ESPN.com)

George Lynch on Dean Smith: ‘Even when you played for him...he was still a legendary figure’

George Lynch, senior captain of the 1993 national championship team: “He always wanted the guys to be themselves. Other than the press conference (after the 1993 NCAA victory), I didn’t see coach Smith around. He wanted us to enjoy the moment. Even in pre-game meals, he encouraged us to eat pre-game meals without him because he wanted us to enjoy the time we were spending together." (Charlotte Observer)

List of head coaches on Dean Smith’s coaching tree is an impressive one

Below are those who went on to become head coaches in basketball, with many others moving on into assistant coaching and administrative roles. And this doesn’t include those, such as Gregg Popovich, who have been impacted by those who played for Dean Smith. While it likely wasn’t a goal of his, Dean Smith ended up planting one of the greatest coaching trees in all of sports. (NBC Sports)

Dean Smith: Humanitarian, friend, leader

When Dean Smith recruited Eric Montross, Lawrence North High School coach Jack Keefer said Smith brought a legal pad covered with names, of players he'd sent to professional basketball. "He says to Montross, 'When it's time for you to go pro, and you will go pro, I'll have two law professors and a business teacher negotiate your first contract for free.'" There were so many sides of Smith's legacy worth praising. (Indianapolis Star)

Former Tar Heels Marvin Williams, P.J. Hairston mourn death of Dean Smith

Former Tar Heels Marvin Williams and P.J. Hairston were among those who spoke glowingly about Dean Smith and his many contributions. Now players with the Charlotte Hornets, Williams and Hairston play for a team owned by another UNC legend, Michael Jordan. But while Jordan remains one of the biggest names in sports, no figure looms larger within UNC circles than Smith, Williams said. (Sporting News)

Jerry Stackhouse recalls relationship with Dean Smith

Former North Carolina star and longtime NBA player Jerry Stackhouse recalled his relationship with Smith in a radio interview with SiriusXM NBA Radio. While he talks of specific moments he shared with his college coach, he makes sure to mention that was how Smith would treat everyone, not just a National Player of the Year. (Sporting News)

Dean Smith remembered for his influence on others away from court

The sprawling Dean Smith coaching tree is filled with smart men who carried on his punctilious system. How to set a screen. How to signal the bench that you need a breather. The next time you see Roy Williams spring a sideline trap coming out of a timeout, smile and know that's a Dean hand-me-down. Same thing when you see Williams with a pocket full of timeouts late in the game. (Yahoo! Sports)

Dean Smith's legacy proven by amazing tree of coaches, players, rivals

Dean Smith's death brings to mind the unprecedented impact he had on the sport of basketball and the greater cultural issues surrounding it. Perhaps no coach has ever been tied to more influential basketball figures than Smith, who's coaching tree stems to the very roots of the sport: Smith played for Phog Allen, who played for James Naismith -- otherwise known as the man who invented the sport. (CBS Sports)

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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