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

Chansky’s Notebook: 70 Years of the ACC in 5s
The ACC has reached septuagenarian status. Let’s look at its five-year birthdays since it was founded for the 1953-54 college season. Before the ACC’s fifth...

North Carolina's NCAA tournament history since 1982
The UNC Tar Heels are one of college basketball’s premier programs with six national championships, 20 Final Fours, 28 Elite Eights and 34 Sweet Sixteen...

Chansky’s Notebook: Manhood
North Carolina is back in the national conversation with a new tag. Jay Bilas summed up the Tar Heels’ 25-point ACC Tournament blowout of Florida...

A broadcaster's view of the North Carolina-Duke rivalry
Duke became a national power under Bill Foster in the late 70s. For me, the guy that made Duke go was Jim Spanarkel. His senior...

Art’s Angle: Tradition, Tradition
UNC in 2024 is reminding us more and more of some Dean Smith teams, particularly when the going gets tough by making an 18-point turnaround...

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