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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Roy Williams, The Pain Of Losing, And The Pain Of Letting Go
The one time I interviewed Roy Williams, his office was as dark as an undertaker’s basement. This was in 2013. The night before, UNC played...

ESPN's Jay Bilas says Hubert Davis is 'right choice' for UNC
Hubert Davis was introduced as North Carolina's men's basketball coach Tuesday at a press conference inside the Dean Smith Center in Chapel Hill. Some fans...

UNC Greats Phil Ford, Mitch Kupchak Ecstatic with Family Hire
Like Hubert Davis, Phil Ford played basketball under Dean Smith and believes the new hire meets the criteria set forth by the Hall of Fame...

Charlie Scott on UNC's hiring of Hubert Davis, the way he would use today's student-athlete platform
Charlie Scott, now 72 and living in Atlanta, was recruited by Dean Smith and thrust into the focus of racism that permeated in opposition to...

Hubert Davis' Course Laced With Basketball Royalty
Hubert Davis is a Carolina guy through and through. But his basketball DNA isn’t limited to just Dean Smith, Bill Guthridge, and Roy Williams. Davis...

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