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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: Where To Build A New Basketball Arena?
The Smith Center has been on the chopping block for more than 10 years. So, are you among those who think the 38-year-old Smith Center...

Merritt's Store and Grill among concession stands at the 2024 US Open at Pinehurst No. 2
Known for its award-winning BLT sandwich, Merritt’s Store and Grill started as a Chapel Hill gas station in 1929. It's among the premier sandwich shops...

Why UNC Basketball's 1995 Victory Over Kentucky Is So Fondly Remembered
UNC Basketball fans of a certain age will quickly list a 74-61 win over Kentucky in the 1995 Southeast Regional as one of the most...

Chansky’s Notebook: Homer Rice’s Legacy
Former UNC athletic director Homer Rice died at 97 this week after an honored career as a football coach and college athletic director. His statue...

Former UNC A.D. Dr. Homer Rice Passes Away At 97
Dr. Homer Rice, who served as UNC's athletic director from 1969 to 1975, passed away on Monday at age 97. Georgia Tech, where Rice worked...

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