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Tar Heel Firsts: UNC’s first ever basketball coach


Long before Dean Smith coached a game or Michael Jordan ever stepped on a court, there was already a history of basketball at the University of North Carolina. It just so happens that the history starts with an Olympic track star. Nat Cartmell was a sprinter who had won two silver medals in the 100 and 200 meters in the 1904 Olympics in St. Louis. (Tar Heel Blog)

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