Dean Smith, Bones McKinney, Vic Bubas helped put ACC basketball on the map


, among a handful of military veterans who played basketball for the Wolfpack and Tar Heels straddling World War II, became Wake’s head coach in 1957-58. Within a few years the ACC’s balance of power shifted as Everett Case’s N.C. State program waned and tried to gain traction in Chapel Hill following ’s 1961 departure. (Durham Herald-Sun)

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