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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

Vanderbilt Basketball Coach Jerry Stackhouse Credits Dean Smith After Contract Extension
"I had one of the best role models [in Dean Smith]," Vanderbilt coach Jerry Stackhouse said. "He always operated with class. He always made sure...

Kenny Smith on the genesis of Michael Jordan's competitiveness
There’s much discussion on where Michael Jordan’s competitiveness originated. Many say that he was born with it, while Jordan claims it was instilled in him...

UNC coach Hubert Davis says everything he does is 'filtered' through Dean Smith
Hubert Davis had some big shoes to fill when he accepted the head coaching job at UNC. Not only did Davis replace three-time national championship-winning...

North Carolina's Hubert Davis Building Off Of Final Four Run
Hubert Davis’ first season as UNC’s head basketball coach was about proving he belonged in the long shadows of Dean Smith and Roy Williams. With...

UNC Basketball Re-Creates Iconic Sports Illustrated 1981-82 Cover Photo
After being announced as the Associated Press preseason No. 1 team Monday, UNC Basketball released a recreation of the iconic Sports Illustrated cover from the...

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