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Dean Smith 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
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Has Roy Williams surpassed Dean Smith as the greatest UNC basketball coach?
Dean Smith retired from North Carolina in 1997 as perhaps the greatest coach in college basketball history. With 11 Final Fours, a pair of national...

UNC Basketball Players, Fans React to Tar Heels Hosting Wofford in Carmichael Arena
In possibly the greatest #throwbackthursday announcement this year, UNC basketball announced that it will host Wofford next season in Carmichael Arena. UNC fans quickly took...

Highlighting UNC, Duke, and NC State’s non-conference basketball schedule
The last time the Tar Heels played in Carmichael Arena — 1986 — Roy Williams was an assistant under legendary coach Dean Smith. North Carolina...

Tar Heel Firsts: UNC’s first ever basketball coach
Long before Dean Smith coached a game or Michael Jordan ever stepped on a court, there was already a history of basketball at the University...

Carolina Insider Podcast: Sam Perkins joins the Pod and the 2019 Poddy Awards
This episode of the Carolina Insider Podcast includes a Tar Heel news catch-up. Then UNC and NBA great Sam Perkins discusses winning the 1982 NCAA...

Don't overlook returning players for UNC men's basketball
The arrival of new recruits and transfers in Chapel Hill brings excitement and hope for another championship. It also has shifted attention from the players...

UNC to face Winston-Salem State in men's basketball exhibition game Nov. 1 in Chapel Hill
Winston-Salem State will play North Carolina in an exhibition game on Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the Dean Smith Center. WSSU coach Cleo Hill...

Greatest former UNC athlete by state (Pennsylvania): Larry Miller
Larry Miller was an integral part of Dean Smith building North Carolina into a nationally prominent program. He was a two-time ACC Player of the...

Former UNC star Jeff McInnis’ second act: building dominant travel hoops team from scratch
After retiring from his 12-year NBA career in 2008, Jeff McInnis came home to Charlotte to train teenagers. Some of the kids asked if he...

Carolina Hurricanes Shoot Hoops at UNC
Before scattering across the globe for the summer, several members of the Carolina Hurricanes trekked to Chapel Hill to tour the UNC basketball facilities and...


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