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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

Chansky’s Notebook: The Last Visit
Hubert Davis seemed to know something we didn’t. Dean Smith had an old recruiting axiom — schedule the last visit of a coveted recruit in...

Ticket Stub From Michael Jordan's UNC Debut Hits Auction
If Michael Jordan's NBA memorabilia doesn't excite you, then check this out. A ticket stub from his first game as a Tar Heel just hit...

Which College Basketball Champion Had The Most NBA Talent?
When legendary UNC basketball coach Dean Smith won his first of two national championships, in 1982, his starting lineup included three players who went on...

Kenny Smith Shares Touching, Must-Hear Dean Smith Story
Dean Smith's dedication to cultivating an accepting and family atmosphere for his players made him not only a legendary coach but a blueprint for how...

Top 40 UNC football and basketball players of all time: No. 9 - Bob McAdoo
One of the few transfers Dean Smith accepted into his program, Bob McAdoo played just one season at UNC, but he was sensational. He led...

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