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Dean Smith Basketball News & Bio


Name:Dean Smith
Hometown:Emporia, KS
High School:Emporia
Born:February 28, 1931
Died:February 7, 2015
Notes:Basketball Hall of Fame, 4x NCAA Coach of the Year, 1982 NCAA Championship coach, 879 wins
Dean Smith

Want To See A UNC Player’s Jersey in the Rafters? Here’s How That Could Happen.
In the aftermath of the UNC men’s basketball team’s national championship loss to Kansas Monday night in New Orleans, many Carolina fans wondered aloud whether...

‘It’s always a great day to be a Tar Heel’
Leading up to the Tar Heels’ 12th appearance in the national title game, fans gathered once more in the stands of the Dean Smith Center...

Billy Packer Q&A: Remembering Michael Jordan and the 1982 Final Four
What are the first memories that jump out about the 1982 Final Four? Packer: The tournament was great. And then, to have a dome stadium,...

The Carolina-Duke rivalry reaches new heights
The stands of the Dean Smith Center steadily filled with a sea of people dressed in Carolina Blue on Saturday night as fans gathered in...

Podcast: The unintentional 'retirement tour' Roy Williams deserved
Roy Williams, following the lead of his mentor Dean Smith, was not interested in the fanfare or public adulation that would come with some sort...

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