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

UNC Basketball to Honor Roy Williams on Saturday at N.C. State Game
North Carolina will honor former head basketball coach Roy Williams at halftime of the N.C. State game on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. The ceremony will...

UNC's 1982 National Championship Team Reuniting Saturday
One of the greatest teams in UNC Basketball history will be back in Chapel Hill this weekend. The 1982 National Champions are holding their 40th...

NBA Archive 75: Billy Cunningham
Billy Cunningham, the lean leaper, who earned the nickname “Kangaroo Kid,” became a collegiate star in the days before Dean Smith’s program was a national...

Hubert Davis trusts in wisdom from Dean Smith while navigating first season as UNC coach
As Hubert Davis navigates this new experience as UNC’s first-year coach and confronts the challenges that emerge along the course of a college basketball season,...

How Monmouth coach, former UNC standout King Rice is making the most of second chances
As King Rice sat in Dean Smith’s office in 1990 for the latest of his bad decisions, the way he remembers the conversation established the...

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