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Dean and K: Legendary Parallels (Part 2)


Dean Smith replaced Frank McGuire after UNC’s 19-4 ACC regular-season championship in 1961. The ‘61 Tar Heels were on a one-year NCAA probation and, because of that, elected not to participate in the ACC Tournament. But McGuire’s last UNC team did finish No. 5 in the nation. Smith was left with standout guard Larry Brown, forward Jim Hudock, and senior guard Don Walsh. He also inherited freshman Billy Cunningham, McGuire’s last great New York recruit. (ACC Sports Journal)

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